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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Glen Ellyn is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 27,983. Glen Ellyn is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Glen Ellyn offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Glen Ellyn there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Glen Ellyn and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Glen Ellyn are highly rated.
About Glen Ellyn...
Population
27,983

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$424,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Glen Ellyn 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
    28.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    637.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Glen Ellyn

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,609
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Glen Ellyn my entire life. It is the place I call my true home. The schools I have been to have been highly rated and I have felt comfortable and safe in the school environments. The suburb has plenty of nearby buildings for any shopping need, and has easy access to tollways, including a quick drive or train ride to Chicago. I have never felt unsafe, and the look of the town has always been pleasing to me. I enjoy the quiet environment and friendliness and diversity of the people.
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Spent my life in DuPage county & Glen Ellyn is a great place to raise a family. The property taxes are too high so we are moving. If you are relocating to the Chicago area and want a safe, family friendly neighborhood with great schools, Glen Ellyn is a winner. A great area is near the YMCA and Lincoln Elementary School District. The downtown Glen Ellyn area and park district have numerous activities for adults & kids. Downtown Trick-Treating, A cardboard boat regatta, Easter Egg hunts, etc. If you work in Chicago, it will take you an hour to get into downtown by car. You can take always take the train. College of DuPage is here and I have watched it grow over the course of my life. This is a great, safe, fun and lovely community with plenty of kids of all ages. No worries relocating here.
I love it! Great food and the downtown area is close to my house. I lived in Glen Ellyn a few years ago and I enjoyed it then very much. When I had the opportunity to move back I immediately took advantage of it. Both times I've lives in Glen Ellyn I feel safe and I feel like most of the people I meet are very polite and down to earth. Another favorite hidden gem of mine is the video store on Roosevelt. $2 rentals for 7 days is amazing. Also the libraries are packed with books and the computers are always available to use when I go in there.