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Colona, IL

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Overview


Colona is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,959 people and just one neighborhood, Colona is the 342nd largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colona is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colona is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Colona who work in sales jobs (15.09%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and management occupations (7.60%).

Of important note, Colona is also a city of artists. Colona has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Colona’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Colona is worth considering.

Colona is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Colona with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.85% of adults in Colona have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Colona in 2018 was $37,672, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,688 for a family of four. However, Colona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Colona is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Colona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colona residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Colona also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Colona include German, Irish, Italian, English, and European.

The most common language spoken in Colona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian 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 Colona, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 91.2% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.9% have Slovak 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 Colona are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 31.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (26.5%), and 13.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Colona, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report Mexican roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.3%), 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 (55.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (91.2%) 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.


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