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.

Monee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Monee is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monee who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), management occupations (13.75%), and sales jobs (9.34%).

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.

One downside of living in Monee is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Monee, the average commute to work is 36.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small village, Monee has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of people in Monee who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.31% of adults in Monee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Monee in 2010 was $34,065, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,260 for a family of four. However, Monee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Monee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.50% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monee include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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