Cerro Gordo is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,359 people and just one neighborhood, Cerro Gordo is the 566th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Cerro Gordo was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cerro Gordo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cerro Gordo is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cerro Gordo who work in office and administrative support (11.97%), sales jobs (9.55%) and management occupations (8.74%).
Also of interest is that Cerro Gordo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Cerro Gordo 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, Cerro Gordo’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Cerro Gordo is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.