Hecker is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 422 people and just one neighborhood, Hecker is the 762nd largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hecker is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.31% of the Hecker workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hecker is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hecker who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), management occupations (9.18%), and computer science and math (5.57%).
Also of interest is that Hecker has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Hecker is also a village of artists. Hecker has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hecker’s character.
The overall crime rate in Hecker is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Hecker, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.78 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small village, Hecker does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Hecker with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.32% of adults in Hecker have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hecker in 2018 was $33,110, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,440 for a family of four. However, Hecker contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hecker home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hecker residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hecker include German, Irish, French, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hecker is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 18 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 11.1% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Illinois. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.9% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 2.3% have Greek ancestry.
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 Hecker are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.0% 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 78.7% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 34.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.9%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Hecker, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (38.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.7%), and residents who report English roots (6.2%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.