Tolono is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,501 people and just one neighborhood, Tolono is the 400th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Tolono was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Tolono economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Tolono, where the median household income is $63,656.
Occupations and Workforce
Tolono is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tolono is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tolono who work in sales jobs (13.67%), management occupations (12.58%) and office and administrative support (11.48%).
Also of interest is that Tolono has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.33% 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
Because of many things, Tolono 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, Tolono really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tolono 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.