Kewanee, IL
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Kewanee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,533 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kewanee is the 190th largest community in Illinois. Kewanee has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Kewanee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kewanee is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kewanee who work in office and administrative support (12.36%), sales jobs (9.13%), and food service (6.78%).

The citizens of Kewanee are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.02% of adults in Kewanee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Kewanee in 2010 was $19,784, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,136 for a family of four. However, Kewanee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kewanee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kewanee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kewanee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kewanee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kewanee include Irish, English, Swedish, and Belgian.

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

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