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 10,563 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Worth is the 210th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Worth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (16.64%), sales jobs (10.40%), and management occupations (7.43%).

One downside of living in Worth is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Worth, the average commute to work is 30.93 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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. 16.61% 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 $26,812, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,248 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 12.63% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Worth include Polish, Irish, German, Italian, and Czech.

Worth also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.90%.

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