Godfrey is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,759 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Godfrey is the 142nd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Godfrey is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Godfrey is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Godfrey who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), management occupations (9.72%), and healthcare (9.55%).
Also of interest is that Godfrey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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!) Godfrey 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. Godfrey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Godfrey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Godfrey may be for you.
The overall education level of Godfrey is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.86% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Godfrey in 2010 was $34,231, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,924 for a family of four. However, Godfrey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Godfrey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Godfrey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Godfrey include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Godfrey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.