Streator is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,182 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Streator is the 176th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Streator is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Streator is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Streator who work in office and administrative support (16.38%), sales jobs (8.67%), and food service (8.54%).
The rate of college-level education in Streator is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.63% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Streator in 2010 was $20,483, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,932 for a family of four. However, Streator contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Streator home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Streator residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Streator also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Streator include Irish, English, Slovak, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Streator is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.