Somonauk is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,776 people and just one neighborhood, Somonauk is the 596th largest community in Illinois. Somonauk has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Somonauk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Somonauk is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somonauk who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (10.53%), and management occupations (8.01%).
Also of interest is that Somonauk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The overall crime rate in Somonauk 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.
In Somonauk, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Somonauk is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.00% of adults 25 and older in Somonauk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Somonauk in 2018 was $36,255, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,020 for a family of four. However, Somonauk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Somonauk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somonauk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Somonauk include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Somonauk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 0.8% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Somonauk are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% 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 78.2% 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, 32.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.8%), and 12.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Some people also speak Polish (7.6%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Somonauk, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.8%), along with some French ancestry residents (6.6%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (79.4%) 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 (11.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.