Matherville - Sherrard is a very small town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,471 people and just one neighborhood, Matherville - Sherrard is the 367th largest community in Illinois.
Matherville - Sherrard is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Matherville - Sherrard is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Matherville - Sherrard who work in management occupations (14.71%), sales jobs (11.66%), and office and administrative support (10.24%).
Also of interest is that Matherville - Sherrard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Matherville - Sherrard is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Matherville - Sherrard really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Matherville - Sherrard perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Matherville - Sherrard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Matherville - Sherrard, the average commute to work is 30.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Matherville - Sherrard is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.43% of adults 25 and older in Matherville - Sherrard have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Matherville - Sherrard in 2018 was $32,052, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,208 for a family of four. However, Matherville - Sherrard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Matherville - Sherrard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Matherville - Sherrard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Matherville - Sherrard include German, Swedish, Irish, English, and Belgian.
The most common language spoken in Matherville - Sherrard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Matherville - Sherrard is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. If you are considering retiring to Illinois, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 9.3% have Swedish 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 Matherville - Sherrard are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.2% 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 53.5% 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, 34.2% 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 27.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.4%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Matherville - Sherrard, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.7%). There are also a number of people of Swedish ancestry (9.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.8%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.7%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (88.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.