St. Charles, IL
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St. Charles is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 33,032 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 85.91% 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 (14.26%), sales jobs (13.67%), and office and administrative support (9.25%).

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 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.

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.

The education level of St. Charles ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. Charles, 49.13% 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 $48,511, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,044 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 10.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in St. Charles include German, Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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