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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About Elmhurst...
Population
45,742

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$381,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,446
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    35
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    147
    500
  • Theft
    976
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,671
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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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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Very nice, family friendly town. I went to college in Elmhurst and found the area to be very pleasant. There were nice restaurants and coffee houses within walking distance and plenty of parks to enjoy in your free time. Elmhurst isn't necessarily an exciting town, but if you're looking for something comfortable just outside of Chicago, its definitely worth a look!
Elmhurst is an amazing community full of an array of people. The education offered in Elmhurst is top-notch because the schools will challenge the children to reach their full potential and the schools will provide many resources throughout their career as a student. The downtown are is somewhat small, but very inviting. The town itself is very safe. Overall, Elmhurst is an amazing place to live and provides many opportunities for new families.