Mettawa is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 571 people and just one neighborhood, Mettawa is the 742nd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Mettawa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Mettawa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Mettawa is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mettawa is a village of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mettawa who work in management occupations (31.31%), sales jobs (15.66%) and office and administrative support (11.11%).
Also of interest is that Mettawa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Mettawa 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 village’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, Mettawa’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.