Hazel Crest, IL
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Hazel Crest is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,118 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hazel Crest is the 173rd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hazel Crest is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hazel Crest is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hazel Crest who work in office and administrative support (17.87%), sales jobs (14.93%), and business and financial occupations (7.10%).

In Hazel Crest, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Hazel Crest, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hazel Crest is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Hazel Crest citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.86% of adults in Hazel Crest have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hazel Crest in 2010 was $23,251, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,004 for a family of four. However, Hazel Crest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hazel Crest is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Hazel Crest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hazel Crest residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hazel Crest include German, African, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Hazel Crest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.