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Mount Carroll, IL

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Overview


Mount Carroll is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,445 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Carroll is the 632nd largest community in Illinois. Mount Carroll has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Carroll is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Carroll is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Carroll who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), sales jobs (8.93%), and management occupations (8.69%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.78% 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

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mount Carroll has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mount Carroll a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Mount Carroll is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Mount Carroll is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.43% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Carroll in 2022 was $32,628, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,512 for a family of four. However, Mount Carroll contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mount Carroll home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Carroll residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mount Carroll include German, Irish, English, French Canadian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Mount Carroll is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Mount Carroll, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you are planning to retire in Illinois, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Illinois, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.1% of neighborhoods in IL. If a Illinois retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 44 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 35.1% have German ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Mount Carroll are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 32.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 33.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.8%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Mount Carroll, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (35.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report English roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (2.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (2.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (82.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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