Metropolis, IL
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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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Metropolis who work in food service (11.28%), healthcare (9.20%), and sales jobs (9.06%).

The percentage of people in Metropolis with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Metropolis in 2010 was $19,109, 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 $76,436 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, Italian, and French .

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

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