Joliet, IL
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Joliet is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 147,861 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Joliet is the fourth largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Joliet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Joliet are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Joliet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Joliet who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), sales jobs (10.20%), and management occupations (7.31%).

One downside of living in Joliet is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Joliet, the average commute to work is 30.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Joliet 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 Joliet, 22.91% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Joliet in 2010 was $24,374, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,496 for a family of four. However, Joliet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Joliet is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Joliet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Joliet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Joliet also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joliet include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

In addition, Joliet has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.56%).

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