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. Much of the housing stock in Lanark was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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
Lanark is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.