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. 50.06% 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 service providers, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in De Pue who work in office and administrative support (14.97%), farm management occupations (14.19%) and maintenance occupations (6.58%).
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
De Pue’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small village, De Pue does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.