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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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 30,971. Gurnee is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Gurnee offers residents a 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
30,971

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,181
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    223.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,572.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    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
$90,548
National
$55,322
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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!
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It is rather bland. The town can be either sketchy or nice. The people are snotty, down to earth, or trash. It is a blend. Since Gurnee is so big and has many surrounding towns, it gets a mix of a lot of people. You never know what you will get. It does not have much to it. What it is known for is Six Flags! I have lived here my whole life. It has its pros and cons. It is close to every other town in retrospect. It is right by Wisconsin and not far out from the city which makes travel not too rough.
I enjoy that Gurnee contains a lot of youth. It it always nice to see younger generations which allows me to hopefully find ways to be a role model to them. Gurnee is safe in my opinion, and the public school systems that Gurnee has are great. Approaching to be 18, I have noticed how Gurnee continues to develop, whether it is construction or the desire to get the community closer together. One thing I would like to see change in Gurnee, is raising more awareness about certain circumstances that may be harmful to the younger generation- Although that may be a stand the community needs to take. Overall, I enjoy the town that I live in and am happy to say I am a proud resident.