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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Elmhurst is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 46,139. Elmhurst is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Elmhurst offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elmhurst there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Elmhurst and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elmhurst are highly rated.
About Elmhurst...
Population
46,139

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$394,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,505
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Elmhurst 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
    47
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    119.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,013.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Elmhurst

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,222
National
$55,322
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Elmhurst Reviews

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Love this town. I have come here for school and I plan on staying once I graduate! Everything is conveniently located, the people are friendly, and the downtown is gorgeous. I love that I can easily commute to the city via metra and not have to worry about wasting gas on the expressway. However Elmhurst is situated in between 3 major expressways making getting anywhere, possible! Wouldn't change a thing!
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Elmhurst is a safe, expensive town. It’s known for its good public schools, with a competitive atmosphere. I am a senior at York High School. The teachers are amazing but it seems the school board and town care more about test scores than the well being of their students. This is a rich town. The town is full of McMansions and high mortgages. For a nice two-story house you could get anywhere else for $300,000, you could only get a small ranch here. The town has no diversity. I think more than 90% of the population here is white. The lack of diversity is uncomfortable and not talked about. Many people here commute to Chicago for their jobs since it’s nearby. Overall, Elmhurst is a nice, bland town. There is little to do here, besides Chicago. The people here are quite boring as well. Many make over $200,000 and drive fancy cars. As a kid here this saddens me. I feel I missed out, living in the Elmhurst bubble. I’m fortunate to live here though. It’s all preferential.
As a high school student living in Elmhurst, I've found that it is a great town for families that like big houses. Elmhurst has great amenities, such as: a fabulous library, 2 public pools, nice clean parks, and a lot of great programs to get involved. It has great public schools, too - if you're a fan of little diversity. Oh, and if you love 3 story mansions for your family of 3, then this is the perfect spot. There is always a new mansion being built here.