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Living In Darien, IL

Darien, a small city in Illinois, has a population of slightly less than 22,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 44, are older than most cities in Illinois. The majority of Darien residents own their homes, and 18% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,248 a month, exceeding the state average by $196 per month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Compared to the national average (7%), Darien has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 22% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Darien residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, healthcare, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Darien workers earn an average annual income of just under $97,000, more than the Illinois average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

Darien residents have an average commute of about 34 minutes, longer than the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive themselves to work, while public transit is not widely used. Not many residents commute to work on foot.

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