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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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DuPage County is located in Illinois with a population of 931,826. DuPage County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in DuPage County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In DuPage County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in DuPage County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in DuPage County are highly rated.
Population
931,826

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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DuPage County 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,041.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in DuPage County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,442
National
$55,322

DuPage County Reviews

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Safety its probably one of description what i love about to live there!
I living in DuPage county only for 3 years and for last 10 years i changed 4 counties and i can say it is one of the most beautiful county. It is avery clean county , and governor putting so much effort to keep this county growing, to keep this county clean and safe!
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I've lived here since I was 4, now I'm in my 30's. I agree the schools and safety are great, but this is one of the most overtaxed places in the state and IL is an overtaxed state. Unless you have kids going to public school, there is literally no reason to live here. Commuting to Chicago is terrible, the restaurants and nightlife here are lame. For outdoor activities, some of the forest preserves are so close to major roads you hear traffic racing by (like the place off route 53 in Glen Ellyn). Safe but boring and overpriced.
DuPage County is a great place to live. Their schools are great & everyone wants to live in a place that is safe & has a strong community feel to it. The majority of residents that I've interacted with are extremely friendly and kind. Their are many Lutheran churches in the area. Great place to start a family & raise children. It's also close to Chicago where you can get to the city by car, train or bus.