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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-
Effingham County is located in Illinois with a population of 34,164. Living in Effingham County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Effingham County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Effingham County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Effingham County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$610
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Effingham 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
    93.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,179.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Effingham County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,655
National
$55,322

Effingham County Reviews

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Cute town, not a lot of things to do though. A few parks and a nice recreational gym. Lots of fast food places to choose from and many more to come. Easy to commute to other towns for shopping because of two major interstates passing through the town. The town feels safe, but because we do have two major interstates, we have some drug activities
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It is a great little town! Not much to do, which is the downside! It is a great place to raise a family. Very friendly community for the most part!
My hometown shaped me into the woman I am today. The community is closely linked through relationships and large families that share the same values. The Effingham County Fair is packed with excellent performances and events every year. Luke Brian's Farm Tour included Effingham County in 2016.