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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Kane County is located in Illinois with a population of 529,402. Kane County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. In Kane County, most residents own their homes. In Kane County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kane County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kane County are above average.
Population
529,402

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,080
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Kane 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
    115.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    145.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,079.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Kane County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,862
National
$55,322

Kane County Reviews

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Kane county offers experiences for everyone with reasonable driving times. There are many restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, bowling alleys, hiking trails, and golf courses. Growing up, I received excellent education which allowed me to pursue a college of my choice. Also, it is a very safe community which parents enjoy raising children in.
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It's wonerful, I'm current college student and resident of Kane county. It safe and the home of the famous minor league team the Northwestern Medicine Kane County Cougars.
living for about three years in kane county has been very comfortable according to environment, neighbors around the house and lots of outside activity to do. walking/driving late at night always seems scary but since I moved to Kane county I never felt scared. lots of grocery shop, clinics and stores nearby house makes it lot easier for daily routines. its been a pleasure living in this county I liked the most from DuPage county.