Harvard, IL
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Harvard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,194 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Harvard is the 229th largest community in Illinois.

When you are in Harvard, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.50% of Harvard’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Harvard is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvard who work in office and administrative support (13.75%), sales jobs (9.30%), and maintenance occupations (7.77%).

One downside of living in Harvard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harvard, the average commute to work is 34.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In Harvard, just 8.72% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Harvard in 2010 was $15,710, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,840 for a family of four. However, Harvard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harvard is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harvard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Harvard, accounting for 50.29% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Harvard residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Harvard include Irish, Polish, Swedish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Harvard's cultural character, accounting for 27.98% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Harvard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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