Raleigh is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 348 people and just one neighborhood, Raleigh is the 776th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Raleigh is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 50.00% of the Raleigh workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Raleigh is a village of construction workers and builders, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Raleigh who work in management occupations (7.69%), law enforcement and fire fighting (6.73%) and office and administrative support (5.77%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.83% 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
Raleigh’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Raleigh 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. Raleigh has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Raleigh than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Raleigh may be for you.
Being a small village, Raleigh does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.