LABOR Statistics

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Situated in Kane and McHenry Counties and served by two school districts with an average household income of $122,965, Algonquin features a highly educated and motivated workforce totaling over 4.1 million highly skilled workers within a 30-minute drive. Algonquin is the perfect location for the millennial workforce and others looking for an A+ community. Local or global, new or established, Algonquin stands ready to help you grow. If you’d like to find a home in a community that means business, call on us. Advantage Algonquin.

Labor Force
30-mile radius 60-mile radius
Labor Force Size 4,147,787 5,104,678
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.2% 67.3%
Armed Forces Labor Force 2.0% 2.0%
Veterans, Age 18-64 2.7% 3.1%
Union Membership 13.9% 13.9%
Educational Attainment Age 25-64
30-mile radius 60-mile radius
No High School Diploma 11.40% 6.50%
High School Graduate 21.40% 24.80%
Some College, No Degree 19.60% 23.90%
Associate's Degree 7.30% 9.60%
Bachelor's Degree 24.80% 24.10%
Postgraduate Degree 15.50% 11.20%
Largest Industry Sectors by Employees
Industry Number of Employees
Health Care and Social Assistance 541,300
Retail Trade 389,204
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 353,662
Manufacturing 347,507
Accommodation and Food Services 347,103
Administrative Support 334,645
SOURCE: 30-minute drive time, ACS 2012-2016