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Carol Stream is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 40,231. Carol Stream is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Carol Stream offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carol Stream there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Carol Stream and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carol Stream are highly rated.
About Carol Stream...
Population
40,231

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Carol Stream 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
    64.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    770.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Carol Stream

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,078
National
$55,322
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Carol Stream Reviews

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I have been in Carol stream for 8 years, Glendale heights for 1 year, Bloomingdale 1 year, now again I am back in Carol Stream.
Carol stream is a very safe area, police is also driving around in the areas, police depart has very friendly staff, makes you comfortable to talk to them. Great neighborhood. Had to come to Carol Stream because of how good it is!
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I love living in Carol Stream! Before moving here from Addison, I thought it would be rough, but this town turned out to be the most friendly place I've ever lived in.
Carol Stream is an alright place. Not much to do here. You really have to go to bigger surrounding areas to find anything of values. One perk is that it is relatively quiet and pretty diverse. You can go from one side of town to the other and feel like you’re in a completely different town.
Being in the suburbs of Chicago, you can’t really find cheap housing, and if you do it’s probably not the best idea to move there.