Watseka, IL
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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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Watseka who work in office and administrative support (13.49%), management occupations (10.71%), and sales jobs (9.83%).

As is often the case in a small city, Watseka doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Watseka are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.81% of adults in Watseka have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Watseka in 2010 was $21,837, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,348 for a family of four. However, Watseka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 English, Irish, French , and Dutch.

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

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