Olmsted is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 317 people and just one neighborhood, Olmsted is the 777th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Olmsted was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Olmsted isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Olmsted are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olmsted is a village of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olmsted who work in personal care services (19.71%), office and administrative support (9.49%) and teaching (7.30%).
A relatively large number of people in Olmsted telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 overall crime rate in Olmsted 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.
The village 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, Olmsted has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Olmsted a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.