Marengo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,457 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Marengo is the 263rd largest community in Illinois.
Marengo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 citizens of Marengo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.44% of adults in Marengo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Marengo in 2010 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.