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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  12. Commute
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Darien is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 22,206. Darien is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Darien offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Darien there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Darien and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Darien are highly rated.
About Darien...
Population
22,206

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$312,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Darien 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
    54.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    104.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    902.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Darien

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,359
National
$55,322
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Darien Reviews

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Darien, an average suburb that caters your needs, however it does not cater your wants. It is not an extraordinarily city where people do extraordinary things. However, we have so many different things that we are able to accomplish just within our city. We can walk around in the day an in the night to the variety of occasions and places we can go to with our families or with our friends. I am thankful for the serenity of Darien!
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I've lived in Darien since sixth grade and honestly it's an okay neighborhood, it's kind of boring. There isn't much to do around here, like the most exciting thing around here is Darienfest and that only come around once a year. I feel like there should more fun things to do around here, but other than that, it's a nice place to live.
I have lived in Darien for all my 17 years, and I wouldn't want to move anywhere else. Darien is one of the best places in Dupage County you can live in,it is quiet and calm town and the crime rates are very low is 12 per 1,000 residents. There are a lot of older people in this town because it is an older town. Also every year there is an annual festival.