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Deerfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 18,686. 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
18,686

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$508,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,559
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Deerfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110
    500
  • Theft
    528
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$143,729
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Deerfield Reviews

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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
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Deerfield, Illinois is conveniently located about 17 miles north of the city center of Chicago, nestled between the Tri-State Tollway and the Edens Expressway. Deerfield offers an abundance of parks, community spaces, shopping options, and dining destinations. With some of the most notable public schools in the country, Deerfield is an excellent choice for those seeking a community with a distinguished school system.
Deerfield is a nice village located in Lake County, just north of Cook County. The cost of living is slightly less compared to Cook County. The public roads are clean and are in good condition. Commuting is aided by use of Metra train, and easy access to 294. Deerfield is located near Northbrook and have common affluent communities and public services.