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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Gurnee is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 30,854. Gurnee is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Gurnee offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gurnee there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gurnee and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Gurnee are highly rated.
About Gurnee...
Population
30,854

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,206
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Gurnee 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
    42.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    172.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,280.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Gurnee

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,967
National
$55,322
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Overall Gurnee is a safe place. There is an amusement park five minutes away from where I live. I love to hear the screams because I know they're having fun. I am in a protective, and have lovely neighbors that I wave to whenever we make eye contact and lots of dogs! I love dogs. I love seeing citizens take a jog because I know they're pushing themselves to stay healthy. Gurnee is a place that's considered "rich" compared to other cities such as Zion, North Chicago, and Waukegan. There is no such thing as being "rich" because we're all the same. Maybe because our district is considered better academic wise. I want everyone to feel equal. Gurnee is the suburbs of Chicago. Gurnee is filled with social, caring, and motivating people. One day, Gurnee will be the opposite of what I see years from now... And that is a good thing.
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Gurnee is a town with all sorts of places to visit and people to see. As my hometown and current location of residence, I think Gurnee has a lot to offer. We have a mall, an ice rink, an indoor water park, a huge theme park, and even a bundt cake shop! Lots of unique stores and exciting activities to do! Definitely would recommend if you're looking for somewhere to have an easy life or if you just want to have an exciting weekend out of the city.
Gurnee is a paradise for all. I love that there is a Six Flags in town with crazy coasters (a few record-breaking). People can go shopping for anything they want at our enormous mall (in the top 100 largest malls in the world!). On top of that, there is plenty to keep people busy. From eating to playing and swimming and riding, there are endless opportunities to take yourself through!