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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    D+
Lake Summerset is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,019. Lake Summerset is in Stephenson County. Living in Lake Summerset offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lake Summerset and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Summerset are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Lake Summerset

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,375
National
$55,322
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Lake Summerset Reviews

3 reviews
"Clicky" community with a bit of identity crisis. Majority of residents don't care for outsiders or "city folk" that buy lake/vacation homes. Creates a poor dynamic for property values and hostile attitudes towards "weekenders". Schools are fine, but should be avoided if you have children with learning disabilities or special needs. If you're looking for a low cost place to enjoy great scenery and a slow pace, and you can block out the negative aspects, good place to live.
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Living in the country, especially a gated community is safer than the larger cities.
It is a small farming community with country charm.