Northlake, IL
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Northlake is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,312 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Northlake is the 198th largest community in Illinois.

Northlake is a blue-collar town, with 40.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Northlake is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northlake who work in office and administrative support (20.61%), sales jobs (7.33%), and maintenance occupations (5.20%).

The rate of college-level education in Northlake is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.74% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Northlake in 2010 was $20,709, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,836 for a family of four. However, Northlake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Northlake is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Northlake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northlake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Northlake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 57.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Northlake include Italian, Polish, Irish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Northlake's cultural character, accounting for 27.78% of the city’s population.

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