Nauvoo is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,110 people and just one neighborhood, Nauvoo is the 612th largest community in Illinois. Nauvoo has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nauvoo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nauvoo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nauvoo who work in food service (14.02%), sales jobs (11.59%) and management occupations (9.97%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.11% 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
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Nauvoo has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Nauvoo has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Nauvoo than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Nauvoo may be for you.
One of the benefits of Nauvoo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Nauvoo 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.