Trout Valley is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 530 people and just one neighborhood, Trout Valley is the 746th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Trout Valley real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Trout Valley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Trout Valley is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Trout Valley is a village of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Trout Valley who work in management occupations (26.22%), sales jobs (23.08%) and teaching (8.39%).
A relatively large number of people in Trout Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.75% 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
Because of many things, Trout Valley 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, Trout Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Trout Valley 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.
One downside of living in Trout Valley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Trout Valley, the average commute to work is 33.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Trout Valley is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.