St. Charles is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 32,887 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 86.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Charles is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Charles who work in management occupations (14.41%), sales jobs (13.13%), and office and administrative support (9.07%).
Also of interest is that St. Charles has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, St. Charles is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, St. Charles really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is St. Charles perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
For the size of the city, public transportation in St. Charles is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For St. Charles, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
St. Charles is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.64% of adults in St. Charles have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in St. Charles in 2018 was $50,124, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,496 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. St. Charles also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in St. Charles include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in St. Charles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.