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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Coles County is located in Illinois with a population of 52,540. Living in Coles County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Coles County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Coles County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$643
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Coles County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    264.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    806
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Coles County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,907
National
$55,322

Coles County Reviews

1 review
It is a good place to raise kids. I moved here from a larger city. The teachers are caring and the town is relatively safe. It was an adjustment for them but I am glad I moved here. The kids are raised and I plan to move somewhere else but both kids plan on staying.
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