Dwight, Illinois is a small town with a population of just over 4,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just under 44, the town's population is older than most cities in Illinois. The majority of residents own their homes in Dwight, and 36% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $647 per month, which is $405 a month less than the state average.
Dwight residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes, outperforming the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not extensively used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Compared to the national average, Dwight has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (29%). Additionally, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 7% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Dwight: manufacturing and retail. Combined, these industries make up 16% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Dwight workers bring in an average annual income of just under $66K, less than the average Illinois resident. Dwight's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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