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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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 (17.76%), sales jobs (8.97%), and food service (6.51%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Maywood is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Maywood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in Maywood with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.39% of adults in Maywood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Maywood in 2010 was $19,646, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,584 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 21.81% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Maywood include Irish, African, English, and Nigerian.

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