O'Fallon, IL
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O'Fallon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,031 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, O'Fallon is the 73rd largest community in Illinois.

O'Fallon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, O'Fallon is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in O'Fallon who work in office and administrative support (13.61%), sales jobs (11.60%), and management occupations (11.12%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in O'Fallon, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Also of interest is that O'Fallon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, O'Fallon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making O'Fallon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, O'Fallon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, O'Fallon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, O'Fallon is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the O'Fallon area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

O'Fallon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.10% of adults in O'Fallon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in O'Fallon in 2010 was $37,459, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,836 for a family of four. However, O'Fallon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

O'Fallon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call O'Fallon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of O'Fallon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in O'Fallon include Irish, English, Polish, and French .

The most common language spoken in O'Fallon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.