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Cherry Valley, IL

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Overview


Cherry Valley is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,870 people and just one neighborhood, Cherry Valley is the 489th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Cherry Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cherry Valley is a village of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cherry Valley who work in teaching (13.74%), management occupations (12.10%), and office and administrative support (6.44%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.87% 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

The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cherry Valley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cherry Valley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Demographics

The education level of Cherry Valley citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.87% of adults in Cherry Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cherry Valley in 2022 was $40,944, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,776 for a family of four. However, Cherry Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cherry Valley is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Cherry Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cherry Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cherry Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cherry Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Cherry Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Cherry Valley are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.4% 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 80.1% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 46.4% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.3%), and 10.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Cherry Valley, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report Swedish roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.1%) 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 (9.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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