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Lake in the Hills
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Lake in the Hills is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 28,617. Lake in the Hills is in McHenry County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake in the Hills offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake in the Hills there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lake in the Hills and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake in the Hills are highly rated.

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About Lake in the Hills...
Population
28,617

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$236,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    24.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    52.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    3.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    31.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    305.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Lake in the Hills

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,470
National
$64,994

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