Swansea, IL
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Swansea is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,543 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Swansea is the 183rd largest community in Illinois.

Swansea is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Swansea is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swansea who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), management occupations (12.36%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

Also of interest is that Swansea has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Swansea, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Swansea is a relatively small village. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Swansea citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.20% of adults in Swansea have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Swansea in 2010 was $34,159, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,636 for a family of four. However, Swansea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Swansea is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Swansea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Swansea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Swansea include Irish, English, European, and French .

The most common language spoken in Swansea is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.