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. Much of the housing stock in Monmouth was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Monmouth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 food service (11.70%), sales jobs (10.90%), and teaching (10.73%).

Monmouth is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Monmouth enrolled in college, Monmouth has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Monmouth is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Monmouth who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.93% of the adults in Monmouth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monmouth in 2010 was $19,431, 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 $77,724 for a family of four. However, Monmouth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monmouth is a somewhat 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 14.55% 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 French.

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