Tuscola is a small town in Illinois with a population of approximately 5,000. Retirees will fit right in, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 69% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $691/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Tuscola will save around $4,300 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Tuscola residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used. Not many workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Tuscola has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (8%). Furthermore, 13% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. If you're looking for a variety of career options, Tuscola has plenty. The four most common industries are manufacturing, entertainment, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 27% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. Tuscola workers bring in an average annual income of around $65K, less than the Illinois average. Tuscola's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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