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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  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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Will County is located in Illinois with a population of 687,727. Will County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Will County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Will County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Will County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Will County are highly rated.
Population
687,727

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Will County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    103.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    158.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    970.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Will County Reviews

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More things that are fun for the family would be nice. Low crime rate in this area is nice to see. Will county is growing,eventhough Illinois has more people leaving the state than coming in. Police officers seem to be not to picky and seem to be very fair in the area. Will county also has the largest led lighting Santa claus in America during the winter months.
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This area is peaceful and less than one minute away from an elementary and middle school, making it easy to walk to school if necessary. The safety in this neighborhood has improved and the value of the house has increased due to renovations. Overall, this is an okay neighborhood.
I've grown up in Joliet and I'm happy that I have. The area is pretty nice besides the violence that happens sometimes.