Markham, IL
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Markham is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,682 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Markham is the 195th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Markham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Markham are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Markham is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Markham who work in office and administrative support (18.66%), healthcare suport services (9.72%), and sales jobs (8.50%).

In Markham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Markham, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of adults in Markham with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.74% of adults in Markham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Markham in 2010 was $17,201, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,804 for a family of four. However, Markham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Markham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Markham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Markham residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Markham include Polish, African, English, and German.

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