De Pue is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,769 people and just one neighborhood, De Pue is the 507th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in De Pue was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, De Pue is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 51.07% of the De Pue workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, De Pue is a village of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in De Pue who work in office and administrative support (14.50%), farm management occupations (13.62%) and maintenance occupations (6.56%).
You will also find that a lot of people in De Pue work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in De Pue is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
As is often the case in a small village, De Pue doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.