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 (19.36%), sales jobs (9.72%), and food service (7.44%).

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 33.41 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.

The percentage of adults in Worth with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.53% of adults in Worth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Worth in 2010 was $23,970, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,880 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, German, Italian, and Czech.

In addition, Worth has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.35%).

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