Worth, IL
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Worth is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,784 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Worth is the 210th largest community in Illinois.

Worth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (19.66%), sales jobs (12.31%), and healthcare (6.25%).

One downside of living in Worth, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.08 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.

Even though Worth is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Worth rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.82% 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 $24,248, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,992 for a family of four. However, Worth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Worth is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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. Worth also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.08% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Worth include Polish, German, Italian, and Czech.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Worth's cultural character, accounting for 18.40% of the village’s population.

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