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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Hoffman Estates is a town in Illinois with a population of 51,282. Hoffman Estates is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Hoffman Estates offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hoffman Estates there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hoffman Estates and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hoffman Estates are highly rated.
About Hoffman Estates...
Population
51,282

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,341
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Hoffman Estates 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
    46.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    677.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Hoffman Estates

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,666
National
$55,322
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I live at the border of two cities: Elgin and Hoffman Estates. Although they are neighboring towns, it seems as though they’re worlds apart. Hoffman Estates is a relatively new town that is constantly being innovated and Elgin is an older town that has been there since the 1800s. What I like about Hoffman Estates is the feeling of safety in my neighborhood. After hearing stories of gang-affiliation and drugs in Elgin neighborhoods, I enjoy coming home and feeling as though I am protected. I wouldn’t want to change anything about Hoffman Estates because it’s constantly being changed already. There are annual innovations being made to make it a better city than it already is. I love my city.
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The town of Hoffman Estates is a fairly safe and nice place to live, although being located in Cook County does bring up the taxes quite a bit. However, the area is a very great place for kids to go to high school since they provide a great education and access to a variety of clubs, sports, jobs, activities, etc. The town also has a lot of great things nearby for the future of people ranging from all ages.
The town is very pleasant to live in. Not much crime, the education district 211 is highly appraised and the job force is also excellent. Property taxes are higher than in other areas and there are occasional issues with construction. This is a good town to live in if you have a family, not the place for nightlife. The town is clean, no trash alongside the roads. A very diverse area, every house is different and it adds to the beauty of the city.