Joliet is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 148,462 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Joliet is the fourth largest community in Illinois.
Joliet is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.89%), sales jobs (9.33%), and management occupations (7.39%).
In Joliet, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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, 22.23% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Joliet in 2010 was $25,812, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,248 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 28.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Joliet include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Joliet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.