Metropolis is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 6,334 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Metropolis is the 291st largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities, Metropolis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Metropolis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Metropolis is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Metropolis who work in office and administrative support (10.96%), sales jobs (10.28%), and food service (9.69%).
The citizens of Metropolis are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.80% of adults in Metropolis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Metropolis in 2010 was $19,181, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,724 for a family of four.
The people who call Metropolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Metropolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Metropolis include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Metropolis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.