Sycamore, IL
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Sycamore is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,712 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sycamore is the 144th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sycamore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sycamore is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sycamore who work in management occupations (14.97%), office and administrative support (13.68%), and sales jobs (9.87%).

The education level of Sycamore citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.06% of adults in Sycamore have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sycamore in 2010 was $30,735, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,940 for a family of four. However, Sycamore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sycamore is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sycamore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sycamore residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sycamore include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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