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.

Hillside is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (22.66%), management occupations (8.85%), and personal care services (7.09%).

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 education level of Hillside citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.35% of adults in Hillside have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hillside in 2010 was $23,231, 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 $92,924 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 32.65% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hillside include Italian, Polish, Irish, and Romanian.

Hillside also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.63%.

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