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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marengo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marengo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marengo who work in management occupations (10.80%), office and administrative support (10.47%), and sales jobs (7.32%).
Also of interest is that Marengo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Marengo citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.51% of adults in Marengo have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marengo in 2018 was $31,022, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,088 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 17.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marengo include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Marengo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.