Mount Carmel is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,027 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mount Carmel is the 274th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Carmel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Carmel is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Carmel who work in office and administrative support (10.25%), food service (7.12%), and sales jobs (6.57%).
The education level of Mount Carmel citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.73% of adults 25 and older in Mount Carmel have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mount Carmel in 2010 was $22,592, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,368 for a family of four. However, Mount Carmel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mount Carmel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Carmel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Carmel include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Mount Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.