West Frankfort is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,067 people and three constituent neighborhoods, West Frankfort is the 250th largest community in Illinois.
West Frankfort is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Frankfort is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Frankfort who work in sales jobs (12.98%), office and administrative support (12.65%), and management occupations (9.45%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) West Frankfort has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. West Frankfort has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in West Frankfort than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, West Frankfort may be for you.
The rate of college-level education in West Frankfort is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.40% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Frankfort in 2010 was $19,383, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,532 for a family of four.
The people who call West Frankfort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Frankfort residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Frankfort include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in West Frankfort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.