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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Lake Zurich is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 19,970. Lake Zurich is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake Zurich offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Zurich there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Lake Zurich and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Zurich are highly rated.
About Lake Zurich...
Population
19,970

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,525
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Lake Zurich 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
    15.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,194.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lake Zurich

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,545
National
$55,322

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Lake Zurich Reviews

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I love living in this area. Everyone is extremely friendly and well-taken care of around the city. The way the city is planned with lots of open land and parks makes this a very desirable area. It also helps that major stores are congregated around one area to make shopping days much easier!
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The downtown could definitely use a remodel with more small businesses and restaurants or coffee shops. They just built new apartments in the downtown area and it would’ve been so much cooler if they built a nice coffee shop or boutiques there. For the rest of the town, there isn’t really much to do at all, but the lake and the parks are pretty and people here are generally pretty nice.
Throughout my involvment in high school activites, I have been given the opportunity to volunteer in my community. When dedicating my time at the local food pantry or at the district summer school program, I am able to experience the sense of community that is Lake Zurich. Members of my town look out for eachother and are willing to lend a hand to anyone who is in need. Whether it is cooking a meal for a neighbor who has been going through a hard time or simply waving to a passing pedestrian, in my town I have witnessed traits of universal compassion and empathy.