Worth, IL
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Living in Worth


Worth is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,661 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Worth is the 210th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Worth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Worth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Worth is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Worth who work in office and administrative support (18.19%), sales jobs (11.69%), and management occupations (6.98%).

One downside of living in Worth, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.42 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Worth, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Worth is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Worth rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.05% of adults 25 and older in Worth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Worth in 2010 was $23,863, 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 $95,452 for a family of four. However, Worth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Worth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Worth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Worth include Irish, Polish, German, Italian, and Palestinian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Worth's cultural character, accounting for 21.08% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Worth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.