Hume - Brocton is a very small town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,683 people and just one neighborhood, Hume - Brocton is the 605th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Hume - Brocton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns, Hume - Brocton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hume - Brocton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hume - Brocton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hume - Brocton who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), management occupations (10.56%), and food service (9.86%).
As is often the case in a small town, Hume - Brocton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hume - Brocton rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.80% of adults 25 and older in Hume - Brocton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hume - Brocton in 2018 was $28,610, 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 $114,440 for a family of four. However, Hume - Brocton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hume - Brocton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hume - Brocton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Hume - Brocton include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hume - Brocton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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 7 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Illinois, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Illinois.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Hume - Brocton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.9% 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 56.6% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 29.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.4%), and 17.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).
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 Hume - Brocton, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.
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 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 (86.7%) 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 (7.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.