Melvin is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 436 people and just one neighborhood, Melvin is the 762nd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Melvin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Melvin is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.47% of the Melvin workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Melvin is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Melvin who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), management occupations (8.06%) and farm management occupations (8.06%).
In addition, many people in Melvin have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Being a small village, Melvin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.