Cicero, IL

Cicero profile

Living in Cicero

Cicero is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 85,268 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Cicero is the 11th largest community in Illinois. Cicero has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

When you are in Cicero, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.48% of Cicero’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Cicero is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cicero who work in office and administrative support (10.41%), sales jobs (9.38%), and food service (9.34%).

One downside of living in Cicero is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cicero, the average commute to work is 31.99 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Cicero’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Cicero is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Cicero, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In Cicero, just 9.84% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cicero in 2018 was $20,040, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,160 for a family of four. However, Cicero contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cicero is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cicero home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Cicero, accounting for 88.85% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Cicero residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cicero include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and Czech.

Cicero also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 38.75%.

The most common language spoken in Cicero is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.