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 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McHenry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (12.93%), sales jobs (11.58%), and management occupations (8.72%).

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.

In terms of college education, McHenry is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.95% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McHenry in 2018 was $34,229, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,916 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 16.05% 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.