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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Bensenville is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 18,432. Bensenville is in DuPage County. Living in Bensenville offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bensenville there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Bensenville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bensenville are above average.
About Bensenville...
Population
18,432

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Bensenville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    60
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    141.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,227.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Bensenville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,677
National
$55,322
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Bensenville Reviews

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The village is very homely. Our facilities may not be the most modern or the most expensive, but our community is close-knit. The leisure centers and the parks not only bring our neighborhoods together, but bring in neighborhoods from other towns, as well! This was a diverse, welcoming, and safe place to grow up. I only hope to see more investment in our educational facilities to help new generations enjoy growing up here, too.
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I lived in Bensenville for 13 years until mid 2017. First off, remember it's near O'Hare airport so you have to get used to the planes. It's a nice suburb, not great. They have great summer concerts every Wednesday. It is conveniently located so you have access to stores, train, expressway, airport etc. Some neighborhoods (friendliness, etc.) are better than others like every other suburb. However, this suburb has more of a city feel since the airport expansion and changes that have come along with it. My daughter has been out of school for years, but school was okay.
Affordable town, that sometimes gets a bad rap as it’s close to the airport and has had on and off times where English would be considered the language of most of its residents. All in all though, Bensenville is affordable, it’s close to the city and safer than most cities this close to Chicago or an airport. Schools are way better than the ratings give it credit for. Charming spots like Gina’s hotdogs, Mario’s Deli, have been staples for years.. there’s a new green st restaurant a nice salon and concerts regularly in their downtown in summers. Not sure I could say I’d voluntarily raise a family here, but if it was my only option I wouldn’t be upset.. think poor man’s Elmhurst.