McHenry, IL

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Living in McHenry

McHenry is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 27,135 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, McHenry is the 80th largest community in Illinois.

McHenry real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although McHenry house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, McHenry isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in McHenry are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McHenry is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in McHenry who work in sales jobs (14.50%), management occupations (9.88%), and office and administrative support (9.22%).

Also of interest is that McHenry has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 McHenry, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, McHenry is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.69% of adults in McHenry have a college degree.

The per capita income in McHenry in 2018 was $38,090, which is wealthy relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,360 for a family of four. However, McHenry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

McHenry is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McHenry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McHenry residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. McHenry also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in McHenry include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in McHenry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.