Elmwood is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,100 people and just one neighborhood, Elmwood is the 474th largest community in Illinois. Elmwood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Elmwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elmwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmwood who work in office and administrative support (20.54%), teaching (11.63%) and sales jobs (10.49%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Elmwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Elmwood’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small city, Elmwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.