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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 18,896. Deerfield is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Deerfield offers residents a 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
18,896

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$505,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,768
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
    10.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    528.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.8
    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
    4%
  • 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
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    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
$142,621
National
$55,322
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Deerfield Reviews

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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.
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Deerfield is a great place to grow up! The town and community of Deerfield have so much to offer. Although taxes are high, the education the child will get from public school makes it worth it. The community is very healthy with a Recreation center and club teams to join, one of the most popular being CoHo Swim Club, as well as two public pools. With well-maintained roads and a Metra train station right in the center of town, any commute local or into the city is easy. Over all, it is a wonderful community with pleanty to offer any typer of resident
Deerfield is a beautiful community in a north suburb of Chicago. Our community has a number of incredible citizens. People in Deerfield strive to be the best we can be, citizens in Deerfield won't take second place. Our public schools have incredible grounds and dedicated staff. It's an incredibly safe place to live with low levels of crime. There are plently of jobs in Deerfield avaliable if you are willing to look.