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German Valley, IL

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Overview


German Valley is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 422 people and just one neighborhood, German Valley is the 760th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, German Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, German Valley is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in German Valley who work in office and administrative support (11.29%), healthcare (10.89%), and teaching (7.66%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.57% 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 of many things, German Valley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, German Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is German Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small village, German Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The percentage of people in German Valley who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.20% of adults in German Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in German Valley in 2022 was $29,804, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,216 for a family of four. However, German Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call German Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of German Valley residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in German Valley include German, Irish, English, Swiss, and Dutch.

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

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 27 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 93.4% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 4.3% have Swiss 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 German Valley are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.5% 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 52.1% 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, 39.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.7%), and 12.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in German Valley, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (49.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report Dutch roots (13.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.9%), along with some Swiss ancestry residents (4.3%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.9%) and 5.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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