Watseka is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,070 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Watseka is the 326th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Watseka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watseka is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watseka who work in office and administrative support (17.59%), sales jobs (10.64%), and management occupations (8.42%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Watseka has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Watseka a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Watseka is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Watseka is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Watseka with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.39% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Watseka in 2010 was $20,794, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,176 for a family of four.
The people who call Watseka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watseka residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Watseka include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Watseka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.