Percy, Illinois is a small town with just over 1,000 residents. Retirees are a common sight, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. The majority of Percy residents own their homes, and 24% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $665 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Over the course of a year, renters in Percy will save around $4,600 compared to the state average.
Percy has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the Illinois average. Furthermore, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Percy: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of almost $53K, Percy workers earn about $25,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
Percy has an average commute time of about 24 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (34%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used extensively. Riding a motorcycle is the second-most favored means of commuting to work, opted for by 1% of workers. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.
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