Garden Prairie is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 355 people and just one neighborhood, Garden Prairie is the 775th largest community in Illinois. Garden Prairie 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
Garden Prairie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Garden Prairie is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garden Prairie who work in sales jobs (21.18%), teaching (20.00%) and office and administrative support (11.76%).
Of important note, Garden Prairie is also a village of artists. Garden Prairie has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Garden Prairie’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.59% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Garden Prairie, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Garden Prairie provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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, Garden Prairie is worth considering.
In Garden Prairie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small village, Garden Prairie does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.