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McHenry County
  • County in Illinois

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Housing
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade A
  5. Diversity
    grade B
  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 C+

editorial

McHenry County is located in Illinois with a population of 311,133. McHenry County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. In McHenry County, most residents own their homes. In McHenry County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in McHenry County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in McHenry County are highly rated.

About

Population
311,133

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,310
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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McHenry County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    48.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    89.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    903.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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McHenry County Reviews

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