Peotone, IL
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Peotone is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,120 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Peotone is the 367th largest community in Illinois.

Peotone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Peotone is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Peotone who work in office and administrative support (20.88%), sales jobs (9.73%), and management occupations (6.72%).

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

Peotone is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Peotone’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Peotone is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Peotone, the average commute to work is 30.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Peotone is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.68% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Peotone in 2010 was $29,832, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,328 for a family of four.

The people who call Peotone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Peotone residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Peotone include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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