McHenry, IL
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McHenry is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,911 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McHenry who work in office and administrative support (17.69%), sales jobs (11.15%), and management occupations (9.07%).

The population of McHenry overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in McHenry, 24.99% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McHenry in 2010 was $29,891, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,564 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 13.55% 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 Tagalog.