Princeton, IL
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Princeton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,594 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Princeton is the 262nd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Princeton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Princeton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), management occupations (10.36%), and sales jobs (7.70%).

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 15.90 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Princeton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Princeton, 21.74% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Princeton in 2010 was $29,383, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,532 for a family of four. However, Princeton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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