St. Charles, IL
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St. Charles is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,460 people and six constituent neighborhoods, St. Charles is the 58th largest community in Illinois.

St. Charles real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although St. Charles house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

St. Charles is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Charles is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Charles who work in sales jobs (16.55%), management occupations (15.33%), and office and administrative support (12.70%).

Because of many things, St. Charles is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making St. Charles a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, St. Charles has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, St. Charles’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of St. Charles ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. Charles, 48.34% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in St. Charles in 2010 was $45,256, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,024 for a family of four. However, St. Charles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Charles is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Charles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Charles residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. Charles include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in St. Charles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.