Eldred is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 196 people and just one neighborhood, Eldred is the 785th largest community in Illinois. Eldred has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Eldred isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Eldred are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eldred is a village of service providers, transportation and shipping workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eldred who work in healthcare suport services (15.87%), sales jobs (12.70%) and management occupations (9.52%).
A relatively large number of people in Eldred telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.11% 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
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Eldred has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Eldred has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eldred than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eldred may be for you.
In Eldred, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small village, Eldred does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.