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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Elmwood is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,292. Elmwood is in Peoria County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Elmwood offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Elmwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elmwood are above average.
About Elmwood...
Population
2,292

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$561
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Elmwood 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    340.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Elmwood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,139
National
$55,322
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Elmwood Reviews

1 review
Everyone is very friendly, along with a great hospitality. The school has been in the process of remodeling, and the contractors are working their best to get the job done on their deadline in the spring. We have a subdivision that is slowly growing into a beautiful place for newcomers to live.
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