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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Knox County is located in Illinois with a population of 51,374. Living in Knox County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Knox County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Knox County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Knox County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$600
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Knox 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    235.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    359.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,362.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Knox County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,972
National
$55,322

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