Annawan is a tiny town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 866 people and just one neighborhood, Annawan is the 696th largest community in Illinois. Annawan has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
When you are in Annawan, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.69% of Annawan’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Annawan is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Annawan who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (10.07%), and teaching (6.49%).
Also of interest is that Annawan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
As is often the case in a small town, Annawan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Annawan who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.32% of adults in Annawan have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Annawan in 2018 was $31,758, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,032 for a family of four. However, Annawan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Annawan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Annawan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Annawan include German, Belgian, English, Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Annawan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
If you are planning to retire in Illinois, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Illinois, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.5% of neighborhoods in IL. If a Illinois retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 13 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 9.2% have Swedish ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Annawan are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 50.2% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 38.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.0%), and 13.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.6%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Annawan, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.6%). There are also a number of people of Belgian ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Swedish roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.7%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (7.9%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (83.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.