Mount Olive is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,032 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Olive is the 473rd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Mount Olive was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Mount Olive is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Olive is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Olive who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), sales jobs (9.04%) and management occupations (8.04%).
Also of interest is that Mount Olive has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Mount Olive 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, Mount Olive really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Olive 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.
Mount Olive 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.