The town of Carol Stream, Illinois is home to approximately 40,000 residents. At an average age of just under 38, the city's population skews younger than most cities in Illinois. Only 32% of residents rent in Carol Stream, as home ownership is common in the area. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,191/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.
Compared to the national average (21%), Carol Stream has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%). Many Carol Stream residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Carol Stream workers earn an average annual income of around $89,000, about $11,000 more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 32 minutes, the commute time for Carol Stream residents is longer than nearly 70% of cities in Illinois. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 50% of residents, while public transportation is not used extensively. Not many residents commute to work on foot.