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.

Unlike some villages, Pontoon Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pontoon Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pontoon Beach is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pontoon Beach who work in office and administrative support (10.86%), food service (9.39%), and sales jobs (7.10%).

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Pontoon Beach has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Pontoon Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pontoon Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pontoon Beach may be for you.

The percentage of people in Pontoon Beach with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.48% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pontoon Beach in 2010 was $25,213, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,852 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, English, Dutch, and Italian.

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

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