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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C-
Menard County is located in Illinois with a population of 12,416. Living in Menard County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Menard County there are a lot of bars. Residents of Menard County tend to be conservative. The public schools in Menard County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Menard 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
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    154.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    463
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Menard County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,368
National
$55,322

Menard County Reviews

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I live in a small town where businsses have come come and gone more than they should be.. There is enough business though to get things from clothing and food to building material. Though this is good, someone can drive 20 miles south to the city of Springfield to get a more variety of things. So though it is good we have a decent amount of business, there is still not enough to keep the small town of Petersburg to keep people interested in buying around here.
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There is a variety of fast food and also pizza places to choose from. There is also local run restaurants that are nice to est at. Though this is good, I wish there was more of a variety of different types even though its a small town.
In my town, there is not a lot of enployment opportunities apart from food which I very dislike doing. There are also places where you buy tools and mechanics but they vary rarely seem to hire at all.