O'Fallon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,583 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, O'Fallon is the 73rd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, O'Fallon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.29%), management occupations (12.81%), and sales jobs (10.86%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in O'Fallon. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, O'Fallon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is O'Fallon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of O'Fallon ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in O'Fallon, 47.82% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in O'Fallon in 2018 was $39,808, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,232 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in O'Fallon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.