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Winnebago County
  • County in Illinois

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Housing
    grade C minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade B
  5. Diversity
    grade A minus
  6. Jobs
    grade C+
  7. Weather
    grade C
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade B

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Winnebago County is located in Illinois with a population of 283,635. In Winnebago County, most residents own their homes. In Winnebago County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Winnebago County and residents tend to have moderate political views.

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Population
283,635

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,400
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$817
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    842.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    62.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    196.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    723.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,100.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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