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Living In Olney, IL

The small town of Olney, Illinois is home to approximately 9,000 residents. Retirees can expect to feel welcome, as they account for 21% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Renters tend to be in the minority in Olney, and 60% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $560 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Olney will pay around $492 less compared to the state average.

Olney has an average commute time of about 17 minutes, quicker than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 38% of residents, while public transit is not used extensively. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.

Many Olney residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of about $52,000, Olney workers take home around $25,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. Olney's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Olney has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.


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