Community Profile

Overview
Census data released in February 2011 shows that Cary, Illinois is growing!  Cary's population is 18,271, which is a 17% growth over the 2000 Census.

About the U.S. Census
Every 10 years, the U.S Census Bureau must do a headcount of everyone living in all of the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas (e.g., the U.S. Virgin Islands).  The Census is vitally important to our community in many ways.  Census data is used to ensure that each state is fairly represented in Congress, as well as to draw equitable political boundaries at the state, county and municipal level.

The Census data is also used to distribute $400 billion in federal funds.  An accurate picture of the community is critical to knowing what kinds of programs are needed, and at what level they need to be funded.  For the Village of Cary, some of the Census-based federal funding that we depend on is:
  • Grants to school districts
  • Road rehabilitation and construction
  • Family support programs like Head Start and WIC grants for women, infants and children
  • Housing
  • Programs for the elderly
  • Emergency food and shelter

Who We Are
Population

18,271

Median Age
37.0

Persons 18 Years or Older

69.2%

Number of Households

6,045

Median Household Income

$96,894

Family Households Headed by Married Couples

4,190

Households with Children Under 18

2,838

Households with Individuals 65 or Older
 913

Median Family Income
 $105,770

Employment
Educational Services/Healthcare Services

18.4%

Manufacturing
16.3%
Retail Services

14.8%

Managerial/Professional/Scientific

13.2%

Financial/Insurance/Real Estate

9.3%

Arts/Entertainment/Recreational

6.4%

Transportation/Warehouse

4.6%

Construction
 4.4%
Wholesale Trade
 4.0%
Other 3.8%
Public Administration
 2.5%
Information
 2.0%
Agriculture/Forestry
 0.3%

Education
Persons with High School Degree or Higher             

94.6%

Persons with Bachelor's Degree or Higher
49.9

Race
White alone

86.5%

Hispanic/Latino alone
8.9%
Asian alone

2.4%

Two or more races

1.4%

Black/African American alone

0.6%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.1%

Some Other Race

0.1%

Native American and Other Pacific Islander
 0.0%


Housing
Total Housing Units

5,923

Owner-Occupied Housing Units
5,180
Median Household Value

$278,700



Language
English Only

84.8%

Spanish/Spanish Creole
8.1%
Other Indo-European

5.4%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1.4%

Other

0.3%


Data source: U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder