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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Edgar County is located in Illinois with a population of 17,603. Living in Edgar County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Edgar County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$608
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Edgar 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
    451.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    583.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    638.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Edgar County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,873
National
$55,322

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