Information About 61701

The total estimated population is 37,240. Density is average at 3,292 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 31,576; Black: 3,706; Two or More Races: 741; Asian: 551; American Indian: 65; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 9; Other Race: 592; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,375 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 35,865 (96%)

There are 1,311 foreign born residents, of which 30.7% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 456; India: 188; Canada: 77; Japan: 70; Philippines: 56; Germany: 45; Ukraine: 45; U.S. Born: This State: 28,431; Midwest: 3,505; South: 2,315; West: 763; Northeast: 739;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in61701 Most Common US Birthplaces in61701

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 2,444 married couples with children and 1,534 single-parent households (316 men, 1,218 women).

The median household income is $37,783 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Illinois: $46,590; 61701: $37,783;

12% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Illinois: 11%; 61701: 12%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 14,707; Government: 2,488; Self-employed: 1,115; Unpaid family work: 35; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 6,542; Sales and office: 5,845; Professional and related: 4,158; Office and administrative support: 3,611; Service: 3,430; Production, transportation, and material moving: 2,452;

Work Types in61701 Common Occupations in61701

The average commute time is 16 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 15,282; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,171; Walked: 1,142; Worked at home: 630; Public transportation: 407; Bicycle: 91; Motorcycle: 21;

Transportation to work methods in61701

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in61701.

There are 17,543 housing units, of which 9,812 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 9,130; Renter: 7,111; Vacant: 1,302; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 6,475; Not Mortgaged: 2,655;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in61701

The median single family home value is $89,400.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Illinois: $1,198; 61701: $870;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Illinois: $525; 61701: $428;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 5,827; 1940 to 1949: 1,822; 1950 to 1959: 2,180; 1960 to 1969: 2,072; 1970 to 1979: 2,248; 1980 to 1989: 1,513; 1990 to 1994: 926; 1995 to 1998: 875; 1999 to March 2000: 80;

0.4% of homes lack plumbing and 3.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 13,850; Electricity: 2,017; Other: 161; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 146;

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