Oakland - Humboldt is a very small town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,638 people and just one neighborhood, Oakland - Humboldt is the 514th largest community in Illinois.
Oakland - Humboldt is a blue-collar town, with 37.52% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Oakland - Humboldt is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oakland - Humboldt who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (9.40%), and management occupations (8.86%).
The percentage of adults in Oakland - Humboldt who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.56% of the adults in Oakland - Humboldt have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oakland - Humboldt in 2018 was $31,102, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,408 for a family of four. However, Oakland - Humboldt contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Oakland - Humboldt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oakland - Humboldt residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oakland - Humboldt include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Oakland - Humboldt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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 Oakland - Humboldt, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 16 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Oakland - Humboldt are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.8% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 35.5% 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 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.7%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.5% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Oakland - Humboldt, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.7%), and residents who report English roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.5%) 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 (14.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.