Roanoke is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,080 people and just one neighborhood, Roanoke is the 480th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Roanoke is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roanoke is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roanoke who work in sales jobs (13.90%), office and administrative support (11.22%) and business and financial occupations (7.54%).
Also of interest is that Roanoke has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Roanoke is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Roanoke really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Roanoke perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small village, Roanoke does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.