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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).

Monee is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

One downside of living in Monee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.31 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

The percentage of people in Monee who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.84% of adults in Monee 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.