Herrin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,910 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Herrin is the 196th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Herrin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Herrin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Herrin who work in office and administrative support (13.29%), sales jobs (11.10%), and healthcare (7.99%).
The population of Herrin overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Herrin, 21.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Herrin in 2010 was $22,402, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,608 for a family of four. However, Herrin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Herrin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Herrin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Herrin include English, Italian, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Herrin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.