Olney, IL
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Olney is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,005 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Olney is the 233rd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Olney isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Olney are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olney is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Olney who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), healthcare (8.40%), and sales jobs (7.51%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.59 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Olney are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.36% of adults in Olney having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Olney in 2010 was $21,288, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,152 for a family of four. However, Olney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Olney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olney residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Olney include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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