Cowden is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 583 people and just one neighborhood, Cowden is the 723rd largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Cowden is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 50.18% of the Cowden workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Cowden is a village of transportation and shipping workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cowden who work in maintenance occupations (8.49%), management occupations (8.12%) and sales jobs (6.64%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Cowden is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the village 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, Cowden is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small village, Cowden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.