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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Abingdon is a town in Illinois with a population of 3,338. Abingdon is in Knox County. Living in Abingdon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Abingdon there are a lot of bars. Many families and retirees live in Abingdon and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$502
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Abingdon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Abingdon

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,500
National
$55,322
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Abingdon Reviews

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It is a very welcoming community from my point of view. It's also a very close-knit type of community where everyone knows everyone sort of thing. Most everyone is involved in some way in the community. Everyone goes to support all of the local school's activities, from sports to the musicals put on every year. There are so many people that just want to see the community thrive, and help out in whatever way they can. There is a local summer camp sort of thing that is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, put on for two hours, for the local kids to come and have fun, and get a meal in, and gives opportunities for the local high schoolers to come to volunteer their time, and really connect with the younger kids.
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Abingdon's population has been declining in the past 10 - 15 years, having lost our major industry, the pottery. Most people consider it a sleeping community, but it is a small town that is close and close to larger metropolitan areas. It would be nice to see more jobs available in this community, but it seems like it has gone stale for now.
Every small town has its ups and downs, but I’ve lived here my entire life and loved every minute of it. Everybody knows everybody and school classes are always small, which makes them close.