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Tuscola, IL

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Overview


Tuscola is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,650 people and just one neighborhood, Tuscola is the 362nd largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Tuscola isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tuscola are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tuscola is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tuscola who work in sales jobs (17.40%), teaching (9.09%), and food service (8.35%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small city, Tuscola doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The overall education level of Tuscola is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.06% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tuscola in 2018 was $34,816, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,264 for a family of four. However, Tuscola contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Tuscola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tuscola residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Tuscola include German, English, Irish, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Tuscola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

The neighborhood stands out within Illinois for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 7.4% of college-friendly places to live in IL.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.5% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Tuscola are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 18.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.8% of U.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, 35.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 32.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.3%), and 9.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Tuscola, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (20.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (2.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (47.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (89.2%) 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 (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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