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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Morgan County is located in Illinois with a population of 34,442. Living in Morgan County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Morgan County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Morgan County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Morgan 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
    302.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    488.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,825.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Morgan County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,353
National
$55,322

Morgan County Reviews

21 reviews
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I would live here the rest of my life! The community is great, as a whole it feels like a family. Everyone knows everyone, no matter how old you are are from a small family. Also we recently had a family in my community that has been battling cancer , once everyone found out the whole town pitched in to do whatever they could. we had a paint night to raise money to help with medical bills. It is just the atmosphere that I get from everyone that makes me love it here.
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Meredosia is a small town with minimal businesses, what you see is what you get unless you want to drive 25 miles to a bigger town. Gas stations are never a problem, Casey's and Phillips 66 are our choices and I have not had a bad experience at either of them. We have two Banks that I am not familiar with because they both open and close within the hours that I am at work. We have a Dollar General that has anything that you may need unless the entire village has bought out all of the milk. We have three bar and grills that offer some amazing food; between the three you have quite a selection. The Churches in town are very popular on Sundays and everyone lives to play on the River all summer long. I am very happy with the small town life and supporting my community, Meredosia offers a hometown feeling that reminds me of my hometown. I wouldn't change it for the world.
We have to pay for fire protection over and above property taxes that are high. The city nor county wants to claim and maintain the two main roads to my residence and we have just had a very harsh winter season, the worst on record since the seventies. The two municipalities near our home struggle to play nice on the social playground all the time and citizens do not have as much comradery across certain school and neighborhood borders.