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 office and administrative support (15.46%), management occupations (14.04%), and sales jobs (9.61%).

The citizens of Sycamore are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.50% of adults in Sycamore have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sycamore in 2010 was $29,823, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,292 for a family of four. However, Sycamore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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