Manhattan is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,546 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manhattan is the 282nd largest community in Illinois. Manhattan has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Manhattan, where the median household income is $86,536.00.
Manhattan real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Manhattan house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages, Manhattan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Manhattan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manhattan is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhattan who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), teaching (11.70%), and sales jobs (10.18%).
Manhattan is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Manhattan’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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