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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  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 173,254. 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. Many families and young professionals live in McLean County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in McLean County are above average.
Population
173,254

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$804
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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    205
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    81
    41
  • Robbery
    46
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    242
    500
  • Theft
    1,384
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,420
National
$55,322
Children
18%
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
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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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