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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Deerfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 18,930. Deerfield is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Deerfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Deerfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Deerfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Deerfield are highly rated.
About Deerfield...
Population
18,930

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$510,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,890
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Deerfield 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
    5.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    84
    500.1
  • Theft
    603.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Deerfield

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$144,229
National
$55,322
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Deerfield Reviews

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Deerfield is a wealthy suburb in the North Shore of Chicago. However, interestingly enough, people from here still believe they are from "Chicago" despite having a completely different cultural experience from those living in the inner city. Deerfield has many great restaurants and family experiences, but its nightlife is lacking. Overall, it is a very safe area that is great for families, but definitely isn't easy on the pocketbook.
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It is very kid friendly. Many many parks for kids to play. Most parks have been recently upgraded. Sunday summers host live music at one of the parks. The park district offers many different classes for kids of all ages. Friendly neighborhoods!
I am attending a local school and can say, that Deerfield is a rich, white suburban neighborhood. Stores besides Walmart are relatively expansive, the same thing with gas. The gas price can vary up to 20 cents to the neighbor city. On the other side, people are living their life and criminality is really low. Deerfield itself is really small, maybe 3000 people. While it is so little, it only has gas stations and fast food restaurants. Also, what I am wondering about , at least 4 banks are located their.