St. Charles is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,081 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, St. Charles is the 57th 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 87.38% 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 (14.12%), sales jobs (11.57%), and office and administrative support (10.78%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.39% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
St. Charles is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, St. Charles’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, St. Charles is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the St. Charles area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
St. Charles is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.74% 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 $50,467, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,868 for a family of four.
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 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.