Maywood, IL
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Maywood is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,012 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Maywood is the 101st largest community in Illinois. Maywood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Maywood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maywood is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Maywood who work in office and administrative support (17.65%), sales jobs (8.82%), and food service (6.03%).

One downside of living in Maywood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Maywood, the average commute to work is 30.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Maywood’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Maywood use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Maywood‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of adults in Maywood with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.45% of adults in Maywood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Maywood in 2010 was $17,623, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,492 for a family of four. However, Maywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Maywood is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Maywood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maywood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Maywood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.25% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Maywood include Irish, Jamaican, African, and English.

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