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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Sangamon County is located in Illinois with a population of 198,134. Sangamon County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Sangamon County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Sangamon County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sangamon County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sangamon County are above average.
Population
198,134

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Sangamon County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    590.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    165.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    842
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,751.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    210.2
    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
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Sangamon County Reviews

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This is a historical town with Abe Lincoln and all the tourist stuff. We have many chain restaurants. There are some local favorites like Abes Hideout, Bella Mallanos, Suppottos, The Chili Den. Go local, its more fun. I forgot Charlie Parkers and we are on the RT 66 highway.
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This is the capital of IL so a lot of people work for the Government here. We do have Bunn here, the place that makes the coffee makers, but no real industry here.
We have a pizza place that is locally owned and we all go there after games and eat. Its nice to spend money with people you know. Their kids are active in the community and they give a lot to charities.