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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Mettawa is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mettawa a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mettawa has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.