Kirkland - Kingston is a very small town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,461 people and just one neighborhood, Kirkland - Kingston is the 368th largest community in Illinois.
Kirkland - Kingston is a blue-collar town, with 41.19% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Kirkland - Kingston is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirkland - Kingston who work in office and administrative support (12.13%), management occupations (8.08%), and sales jobs (7.48%).
One downside of living in Kirkland - Kingston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kirkland - Kingston, the average commute to work is 31.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Kirkland - Kingston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.87% of adults in Kirkland - Kingston having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kirkland - Kingston in 2018 was $36,859, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,436 for a family of four. However, Kirkland - Kingston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kirkland - Kingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kirkland - Kingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kirkland - Kingston include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Kirkland - Kingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Kirkland - Kingston, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Kirkland - Kingston are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 52.5% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 40.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.3%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Kirkland - Kingston, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.9%), and residents who report English roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.0%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (6.4%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.