Valmeyer is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,221 people and just one neighborhood, Valmeyer is the 654th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Valmeyer, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Valmeyer, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Valmeyer’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Valmeyer does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $94,531.00.
Valmeyer real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Valmeyer house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages, Valmeyer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Valmeyer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valmeyer is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Valmeyer who work in office and administrative support (11.32%), sales jobs (10.37%), and management occupations (8.19%).
Also of interest is that Valmeyer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Valmeyer 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, Valmeyer really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Valmeyer 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.
In Valmeyer, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small village, Valmeyer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Valmeyer are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.33% of adults in Valmeyer having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Valmeyer in 2018 was $35,346, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,384 for a family of four.
The people who call Valmeyer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valmeyer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Valmeyer include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Valmeyer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 7.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Illinois. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more British and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.1% have Croatian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Valmeyer are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.6% 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 78.1% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 38.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.5%), and 12.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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 Valmeyer, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.2%), and residents who report English roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (3.2%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.2%), 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 between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (86.4%) 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 (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.