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Living In Metropolis, IL

The small town of Metropolis, Illinois is home to slightly more than 6,000 residents. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they make up 22% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just under 42, the town's residents skew older than most cities in Illinois. The majority of residents own their homes in Metropolis, and 41% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $763 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Metropolis will save around $3,500 compared to the state average.

Metropolis has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 9% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Metropolis residents work in one of two industries: entertainment and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 13% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the town. Metropolis workers earn an average annual income of around $44K, less than the average Illinois resident. Metropolis's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Metropolis residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, chosen by 32% of residents, while public transportation is not used widely. Relatively few workers commute on foot.


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