Lanark is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,383 people and just one neighborhood, Lanark is the 553rd largest community in Illinois. Lanark has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Lanark, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.35% of Lanark’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lanark is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lanark who work in office and administrative support (9.65%), sales jobs (8.62%) and management occupations (7.59%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Lanark is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lanark a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lanark has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lanark’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.