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 (19.63%), sales jobs (12.96%), and management occupations (8.08%).

Because of many things, Peotone 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, Peotone really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Peotone 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.

In Peotone, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.67 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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: 25.45% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Peotone in 2010 was $30,146, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,584 for a family of four. However, Peotone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Italian, and English.

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