The small town of Martinsville, Illinois is home to just over 1,000 people. Families with young children can expect to fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, though retirees are well-represented as well. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 73% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $569 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Martinsville will save around $5,800 compared to the state average.
Martinsville has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Martinsville: manufacturing and retail. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Martinsville workers take home an average annual income of just under $55K, less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Martinsville's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Martinsville residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (39%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is not used. Riding a bike is the second-most favored means of commuting to work, selected by 1% of workers. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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