Coal Valley is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,839 people and just one neighborhood, Coal Valley is the 406th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages, Coal Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coal Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (16.73%), management occupations (16.73%), and teaching (12.78%).
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.
Coal Valley 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.
The overall education level of Coal Valley citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.46% of adults in Coal Valley have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Coal Valley in 2018 was $45,680, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,720 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.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
The neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 97.1% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
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. 66.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Coal Valley is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. If you are considering retiring to Illinois, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
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, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 6.7% have Swedish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a 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 65.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% 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 78.2% 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, 48.9% 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 18.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.7%), and 16.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Coal Valley, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.2%), and residents who report English roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (6.7%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (6.6%), among others.
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 (68.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.