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Eureka is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,827. Eureka is in Woodford County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Eureka offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Eureka and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Eureka are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$503
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Eureka Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186
    500
  • Theft
    798
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,150
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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It is a decent town to grow up in. But if you are not a part of a certain group within the community, you are looked down upon. Eureka has the main necessities but you could do much better in the Central IL area. Just 7 miles down the road is Washington (little bigger, but much more to offer plus better school system). You can wave to someone driving down the road and they will not wave back - just the way some were raised in this town. If you are looking to move here, I would advise you to look elsewhere. If you look at the positive comments, they are probably individuals who were raised just like the other 70% of the town. If you have kids, move to Washington or even Metamora. Still in the same area, they just better schools and much more to offer.
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It's a decent small town. It's nice and quiet, great for raising kids. It was wonderful growing up here. But there is no movie theater, not a lot of great restaurants, and not much to do. It could stand to have a couple more fun things to do.
Transportation needs to be added along with more involvement from the college and the community.
They also have a heartline service to help the eldery but when I called for my eldery parents I had more information on elderly resources than the lady with whom I spoke with. I also feel the food offered in Eureka is extremely high priced because there is not enough of a selection.