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Living In Princeton, IL

Princeton, Illinois is a small town with a population of slightly less than 8,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (24%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 44, skews older than most cities in Illinois. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 30% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $667 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 Princeton will save around $4,600 compared to the state average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Princeton has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 17% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. If you're looking for a number of career options, Princeton has plenty. The five most common industries are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 35% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Princeton workers earn an average annual income of around $61,000, around $16,000 less than those elsewhere in Illinois. Princeton's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 16 minutes, outperforming most cities in Illinois, Princeton residents find that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (44%) drive their car to work, while public transit is not widely used. Not many workers commute on foot.

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