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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
McLean County is located in Illinois with a population of 173,231. McLean County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in McLean County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In McLean County there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in McLean County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in McLean County are highly rated.
Population
173,231

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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McLean 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
    205.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    80.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    242.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,383.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in McLean County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,573
National
$55,322

McLean County Reviews

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The town of McLean is a pleasant small town full of people with big hearts. The townspeople of McLean are the nicest people in the state. Along with the townspeople the town of McLean has many amenities needed to raise a family.
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