Greenup is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,487 people and just one neighborhood, Greenup is the 546th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenup is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenup is a village of production and manufacturing workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenup who work in office and administrative support (10.27%), food service (9.97%) and sales jobs (8.93%).
Of important note, Greenup is also a village of artists. Greenup has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Greenup’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.08% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Greenup has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Greenup a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small village, Greenup does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.