McHenry, IL
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McHenry is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,657 people and three constituent neighborhoods, McHenry is the 82nd largest community in Illinois.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McHenry who work in office and administrative support (15.52%), sales jobs (12.87%), and food service (8.13%).

The citizens of McHenry are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.76% of adults in McHenry having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in McHenry in 2010 was $29,893, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,572 for a family of four. However, McHenry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 13.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in McHenry include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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