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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    B
Bureau County is located in Illinois with a population of 33,381. In Bureau County, most residents own their homes. In Bureau County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Bureau County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bureau County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$668
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Bureau County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    272.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,177.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Bureau County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,940
National
$55,322

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