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Coal Valley, IL

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Overview


Coal Valley is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,817 people and just one neighborhood, Coal Valley is the 406th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Coal Valley is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Coal Valley is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coal Valley who work in management occupations (16.18%), office and administrative support (16.07%), and sales jobs (10.99%).

Coal Valley is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Coal Valley, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Also of interest is that Coal Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Coal Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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

As is often the case in a small village, Coal Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The education level of Coal Valley citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.87% of adults in Coal Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Coal Valley in 2018 was $48,763, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,052 for a family of four.

The people who call Coal Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coal Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Coal Valley include German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Norwegian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Coal Valley, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

With 2.2% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.6% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

People

Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 70.1% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

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, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 6.6% 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 Coal 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 69.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.4% 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 73.5% 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, 50.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.2%), and 14.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.6%).

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 Coal Valley, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.0%), and residents who report English roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (6.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.6%) 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 (6.4%) . 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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