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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Whiteside County is located in Illinois with a population of 56,823. Living in Whiteside County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Whiteside County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Whiteside County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Whiteside County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Whiteside 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
    109.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    351.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,843.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    106.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Whiteside County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,969
National
$55,322

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