Gillespie is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,088 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gillespie is the 407th largest community in Illinois. Gillespie has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gillespie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gillespie is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillespie who work in sales jobs (12.25%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and management occupations (9.13%).
The percentage of people in Gillespie with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.10% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gillespie in 2018 was $27,240, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,960 for a family of four. However, Gillespie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gillespie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gillespie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gillespie include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gillespie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.