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Buffalo Grove
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

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

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Buffalo Grove is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 42,934. Buffalo Grove is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Buffalo Grove offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Buffalo Grove there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Buffalo Grove and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Buffalo Grove are highly rated.

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About Buffalo Grove...
Population
42,934

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$380,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,988
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Buffalo Grove Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    14.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    4.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    9.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    68.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    508.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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