Mettawa is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 547 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 95.73% 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 (25.12%), sales jobs (22.75%) and computer science and math (6.64%).
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.
Of important note, Mettawa is also a village of artists. Mettawa has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mettawa’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.87% 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.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Mettawa, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.