Winnebago is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,903 people and just one neighborhood, Winnebago is the 484th largest community in Illinois.
Winnebago is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Winnebago is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winnebago who work in office and administrative support (11.98%), management occupations (9.44%), and business and financial occupations (7.07%).
A relatively large number of people in Winnebago telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.26% 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.
Because of many things, Winnebago is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Winnebago a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Winnebago has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Winnebago’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Winnebago is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Winnebago is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.31% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Winnebago in 2018 was $36,993, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,972 for a family of four. However, Winnebago contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Winnebago home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winnebago residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Winnebago include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Winnebago 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.5% 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 Winnebago are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.5% 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 50.4% 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, 38.7% 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 25.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.4%), and 17.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Winnebago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report English roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (9.1%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.0%), 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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.7%) 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 (8.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.