Hillside, IL
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Hillside is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,155 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hillside is the 251st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hillside is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hillside is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hillside who work in office and administrative support (26.97%), sales jobs (9.80%), and management occupations (8.42%).

Despite being a small village, Hillside has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Hillside are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.45% of adults in Hillside having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hillside in 2010 was $24,284, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,136 for a family of four. However, Hillside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hillside is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Hillside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hillside residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Hillside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.62% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillside include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hillside's cultural character, accounting for 15.92% of the village’s population.

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