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Cobden, IL

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Overview


Cobden is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,045 people and just one neighborhood, Cobden is the 674th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Cobden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cobden is a village of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cobden who work in maintenance occupations (10.92%), healthcare suport services (8.68%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.95%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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

Demographics

In terms of college education, Cobden is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.41% of adults 25 and older in Cobden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cobden in 2018 was $18,449, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,796 for a family of four. However, Cobden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Cobden also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Cobden is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Cobden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cobden residents report their race to be White. Cobden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.14% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cobden include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

In addition, Cobden has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.31%).

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Cobden are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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In the neighborhood, 32.2% 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 30.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (27.3%), and 7.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Cobden, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.1%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (10.7%), and residents who report English roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.3%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.3%), 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 (34.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.6%) 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 (10.8%) . 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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