Golconda is a tiny city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 629 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Golconda is the 715th largest community in Illinois. Golconda has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Golconda is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.74% of the Golconda workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Golconda is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golconda who work in office and administrative support (27.67%), healthcare suport services (13.04%), and management occupations (6.72%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Golconda has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The population of Golconda has a very low overall level of education: only 7.37% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Golconda in 2010 was $16,020, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,080 for a family of four. Golconda also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Golconda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Golconda residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Golconda include English, Irish, Danish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Golconda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.