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.

Markham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Markham is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Markham who work in office and administrative support (17.04%), healthcare suport services (10.40%), and sales jobs (8.98%).

One downside of living in Markham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.46 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 citizens of Markham are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.19% of adults in Markham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Markham in 2010 was $16,337, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,348 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, Italian, German, and English.

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