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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.50% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 is lower than average for the country.
In Mettawa, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.39 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.
Even though Mettawa is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.