Marengo, IL
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Marengo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,503 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 office and administrative support (17.64%), sales jobs (12.84%), and management occupations (9.45%).

The education level of Marengo citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.34% of adults 25 and older in Marengo have a college degree.

The per capita income in Marengo in 2010 was $25,534, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,136 for a family of four. However, Marengo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marengo is a somewhat 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 14.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marengo include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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

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