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 27,061 people and three constituent neighborhoods, McHenry is the 82nd largest community in Illinois.

McHenry is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.18%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and management occupations (8.96%).

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.

One downside of living in McHenry is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In McHenry, the average commute to work is 31.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in McHenry who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.58% of adults in McHenry have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McHenry in 2018 was $36,307, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,228 for a family of four. However, McHenry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

McHenry is a somewhat 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 14.94% 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.