Mettawa is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 553 people and just one neighborhood, Mettawa is the 742nd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Mettawa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Mettawa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Mettawa is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 92.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mettawa is a village of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mettawa who work in management occupations (30.85%), sales jobs (13.83%) and healthcare (9.57%).
Also of interest is that Mettawa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Mettawa is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Mettawa is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mettawa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Mettawa, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.39 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Mettawa, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Mettawa is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.