Carlinville, IL
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Carlinville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,481 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Carlinville is the 303rd largest community in Illinois. Carlinville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Carlinville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Carlinville is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlinville who work in management occupations (10.94%), sales jobs (10.55%), and teaching (8.61%).

Of important note, Carlinville is also a city of artists. Carlinville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Carlinville’s character.

Carlinville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Carlinville enrolled in college, Carlinville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.09 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Carlinville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Carlinville, 24.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carlinville in 2018 was $22,907, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,628 for a family of four. However, Carlinville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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


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