Marengo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,437 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Marengo is the 263rd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities, Marengo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marengo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marengo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marengo who work in management occupations (12.77%), office and administrative support (11.31%), and sales jobs (7.18%).
One downside of living in Marengo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marengo, the average commute to work is 30.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Marengo 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 Marengo, 22.44% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marengo in 2018 was $30,575, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,300 for a family of four. However, Marengo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Marengo is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marengo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marengo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Marengo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marengo include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Marengo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.