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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Northlake is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.37% of the Northlake workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (20.36%), sales jobs (7.87%), and maintenance occupations (6.45%).

The percentage of people in Northlake with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.75% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Northlake in 2010 was $20,308, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,232 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Northlake, accounting for 58.12% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Northlake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Northlake include Italian, Polish, Irish, and English.

In addition, Northlake has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.98%).

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