7 reviews
  1. Town in Illinois
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$386
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    183
    264
  • Murder
    23
    5
  • Rape
    114
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    641
    575
  • Theft
    3,456
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,258
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    14%

    Anna Reviews

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    Anna has changed dramatically just in my short lifetime. There was once a booming factory industry, a train station, a movie theatre and many other things that are now only history to this town. As a child we played outside until the street lights came on and even after the darkness fell letting the moon/fireflies be our light. Now there are hardly any beneficial jobs in the area. Robberies, pill/heroin/meth addiction are a severe problem in this area. It unfortunately appears as if the towns officials would rather concentrate on other "issues" such as area beautification, constructing a new county court house, etc. It seems as if my childhood home has shattered over this towns downfall.
    Natural disasters rarely ever touch Anna. I have been leaving her for 14 years and have yet to feel threaten by natural desasters. Tornados touch down places around this area but never pass come through here. Back in 2008 we had a terrible Ice storm that took the power for 1 week, but since then it has been relatively quiet.
    There are a lot of family owned companies in my neighborhood, everyone tries to support them as best we can. Of course there are also larger corporations such as Walmart and Kroger which are essential to my life. The only thing I could really ask for more of is a nice place to eat. We have a huge lack of decent dining places.