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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Fancy Creek Township is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 5,781. Fancy Creek Township is in Sangamon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Fancy Creek Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Fancy Creek Township there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Fancy Creek Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fancy Creek Township are above average.
About Fancy Creek Township...
Population
5,781

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Fancy Creek Township

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,563
National
$55,322
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