Monmouth, IL


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Monmouth is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,291 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monmouth is the 230th largest community in Illinois. Monmouth has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Monmouth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Monmouth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monmouth is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monmouth who work in office and administrative support (11.99%), teaching (11.68%), and sales jobs (9.19%).

In addition, Monmouth is a college town. There are a lot of students in Monmouth attending college, and as a result Monmouth provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.29 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Monmouth citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.38% of adults 25 and older in Monmouth have a college degree.

The per capita income in Monmouth in 2010 was $19,629, 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 $78,516 for a family of four. However, Monmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monmouth is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Monmouth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monmouth include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .

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

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