Marseilles is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,963 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Marseilles is the 335th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities, Marseilles isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marseilles are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marseilles is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Marseilles who work in office and administrative support (17.75%), food service (11.34%), and sales jobs (9.50%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Marseilles has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Marseilles has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Marseilles than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Marseilles may be for you.
Marseilles is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Marseilles has a very low overall level of education: only 7.53% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Marseilles in 2010 was $20,629, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,516 for a family of four. However, Marseilles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Marseilles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marseilles residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marseilles include Irish, Italian, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Marseilles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.