Effingham, a town in Illinois, has a population of slightly more than 12,000. Retirees are a common sight, as they account for 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally. The majority of Effingham residents own their homes, and 37% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $625/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Effingham will save around $5,100 compared to the state average.
Effingham has a large number of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Effingham residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 25% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $59K, Effingham workers earn about $18,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Effingham's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Effingham's average commute time ranks as one of the best in the state at about 15 minutes, 4th-quickest in the state. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not extensively used. Not many commuters walk to work.
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