Pontoon Beach, IL
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Pontoon Beach is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,637 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pontoon Beach is the 306th largest community in Illinois.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pontoon Beach is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.08% of the Pontoon Beach workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pontoon Beach is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontoon Beach who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), sales jobs (8.71%), and management occupations (7.81%).

The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Pontoon Beach has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pontoon Beach a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The citizens of Pontoon Beach are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.41% of adults in Pontoon Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Pontoon Beach in 2010 was $23,515, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,060 for a family of four. However, Pontoon Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Pontoon Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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