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Crystal Lake
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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

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Crystal Lake is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 39,974. Crystal Lake is in McHenry County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Crystal Lake offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Crystal Lake there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Crystal Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Crystal Lake are highly rated.

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About Crystal Lake...
Population
39,974

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,274
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crystal Lake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    60.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    22.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    62.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,149.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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