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.

Princeton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Princeton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in office and administrative support (16.56%), management occupations (9.73%), and sales jobs (9.37%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Princeton 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. Princeton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Princeton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Princeton may be for you.

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 16.76 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Princeton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.66% of the adults in Princeton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Princeton in 2010 was $29,005, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,020 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 Italian.

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