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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Joliet is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.68%), sales jobs (10.48%), and management occupations (7.52%).
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 30.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Joliet citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.42% of adults in Joliet have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Joliet in 2010 was $24,461, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,844 for a family of four. However, Joliet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Joliet is a very 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 27.65% 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 (15.09%).
The most common language spoken in Joliet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.