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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olney who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), healthcare (8.40%), and management occupations (7.64%).

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 16.38 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Olney citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.06% of adults in Olney have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Olney in 2010 was $21,960, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,840 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Olney include Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

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