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 87.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Charles is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Charles who work in sales jobs (14.95%), management occupations (14.89%), and office and administrative support (13.75%).

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.

The education level of St. Charles ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. Charles, 48.77% 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 $45,270, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,080 for a family of four. However, St. Charles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Polish.