St. Charles, IL


St. Charles profile

Living in St. Charles

St. Charles is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 32,717 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 87.80% 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 (15.90%), management occupations (15.31%), and office and administrative support (12.13%).

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. 46.97% 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 2010 was $45,868, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,472 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 Langs. of India.