Sycamore, Illinois, in De Kalb county, is 20 miles W of Elgin, Illinois (center to center) and 53 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Sycamore contains a population of approximately 12,020.
In Sycamore, about 58% of adults are married.
In 2000, Sycamore had a median family income of $62,083. The typical family in Sycamore is better off than most in Illinois. The city has a large middle class. There just aren't a lot of poor people in Sycamore. Interestingly, lots of people in the city have Bachelor's degrees (or better). In Sycamore, there is a large number of singles who make a good living.
Political donors in Sycamore favored George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race, contributing $6,900. Among political parties, the Republican party was tops in raising money in the city.
Sycamore has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 69% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Taxes on residences are higher here than most places in Illinois, which may reflect a commitment to education in the city.
In Sycamore, 94% of commuters drive to work. Be careful driving aroung Sycamore -- lots of residents enjoy bicycling and walking there.
Sycamore strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):
|Walking and Biking to Work |
|Well-Paid Single Men |
|Well-Paid Single Women |
|College Educated Adults |
|Low Rate of Poverty |
|People in Middle Class or Better |
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