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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Du Quoin is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,876. Du Quoin is in Perry County. Living in Du Quoin offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Du Quoin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Du Quoin are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$515
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Du Quoin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    327.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    361.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    843.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Du Quoin

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,442
National
$55,322
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Du Quoin Reviews

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Du Quoin is a close knit community with a lot of church and school options. Shopping is limited, but you can get all your basic needs here! The town is beautiful and the park feels safe! They have wonderful child care options that are affordable and the best part about Du Quoin is that everything is so close together! The library is near the park, with in walking distance actually! There are multiple food options from fast food to sit down family diners and every year we hold the Du Quoin State Fair which has amazing food, rides, and music! We also are trying out our very first back to school bash that will support local businesses. It is also home to Nubablility, a program that helps children with deformities learn to cope with their disability and the best part is, they teach them to play sports and show them they can do anything they put their mind to! All in all, Du Quoin is wonderful and I am proud to be a resident!
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I have lived in Du Quoin, IL my whole life and I would not trade my little country town for anything. In the spring Du Quoin comes to life in the spring and the fall. Tons of vibrant colors and rich scents in the air that set the season and make it feel like home. I love the simple back roads and the Indian-american history that graces our town.
Du Quoin is a great small area that is slowly growing to provide for those that live in the surrounding area. With the typical fast food and grocery shopping options, general needs can usually be found without making a trip to the next largest city about 17 miles away. Generally nice people and many options of living from country homes to in town residences.