Monee, IL
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Monee is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,082 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monee is the 331st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Monee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monee is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monee who work in office and administrative support (10.99%), management occupations (10.91%), and sales jobs (8.50%).

Because of many things, Monee is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Monee a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Monee has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Monee’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Monee, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Monee is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Monee is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.84% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Monee in 2010 was $36,080, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,320 for a family of four.

Monee is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Monee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monee include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

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