The small town of Mettawa, Illinois is home to just under 1,000 people. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 45, is decidedly older than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 90% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be a factor, as the average rent of $1,876 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,052.
If you're looking for career options, Mettawa has them in spades. The four most common industries are retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific. Together, these industries make up 31% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in management, as 12% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $145,000, Mettawa workers bring in about $68,000 more than the average Illinois resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Mettawa has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 15% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 22% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Mettawa residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, selected by 37% of commuters, while public transportation is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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