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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Cobden is a town in Illinois with a population of 1,217. Cobden is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Cobden offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Cobden and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cobden are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$413
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    457
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    731.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Cobden

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,844
National
$55,322
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