New Boston is a tiny city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 658 people and just one neighborhood, New Boston is the 708th largest community in Illinois. New Boston 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
New Boston is a blue-collar town, with 49.09% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, New Boston is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Boston who work in sales jobs (14.55%), office and administrative support (11.21%) and food service (6.06%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in New Boston is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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!) New Boston 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. New Boston has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in New Boston than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, New Boston may be for you.
One downside of living in New Boston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.67 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, New Boston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.