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Markham, IL
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Markham profile

Living in Markham

Markham is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,241 people and three associated neighborhoods, Markham is the 203rd largest community in Illinois.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.93% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Markham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 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.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Markham has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The percentage of adults in Markham with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.87% of adults in Markham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Markham in 2022 was $22,794, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,176 for a family of four. However, Markham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Markham is a very 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. Markham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Markham include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.

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