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Lake County
  • County in Illinois

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B+
  7. Weather
    grade C
  8. Cost of Living
    grade C
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B minus

editorial

Lake County is located in Illinois with a population of 713,159. Lake County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. In Lake County, most residents own their homes. In Lake County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lake County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lake County are highly rated.

About

Population
713,159

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$313,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Lake County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    98.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    44.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    203.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,190.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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Lake County Reviews

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