Sycamore is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,322 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sycamore is the 144th largest community in Illinois. Sycamore has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Sycamore, where the median household income is $71,698.00.
Sycamore is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sycamore is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sycamore who work in management occupations (11.27%), sales jobs (11.04%), and office and administrative support (9.79%).
The education level of Sycamore citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.64% of adults in Sycamore have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sycamore in 2018 was $33,849, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,396 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sycamore include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sycamore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.