McLeansboro is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,792 people and two constituent neighborhoods, McLeansboro is the 428th largest community in Illinois.
When you are in McLeansboro, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.67% of McLeansboro’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, McLeansboro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in McLeansboro who work in sales jobs (11.22%), office and administrative support (11.06%), and management occupations (10.66%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, McLeansboro is worth considering.
Despite the fact that it is a small city, McLeansboro has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The population of McLeansboro has a very low overall level of education: only 8.85% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in McLeansboro in 2010 was $20,989, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,956 for a family of four. However, McLeansboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call McLeansboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McLeansboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McLeansboro include English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in McLeansboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Other Indo-European.