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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Libertyville is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 20,504. Libertyville is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Libertyville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Libertyville there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Residents of Libertyville tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Libertyville are highly rated.
About Libertyville...
Population
20,504

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$425,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Libertyville 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
    83.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    98
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,264
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Libertyville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$126,406
National
$55,322
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Libertyville is a great place to raise children. The schools are excellent, the town is quaint and clean and the overall vibe is pretty friendly. It isn't a very good place to be once the children are finished with the district schools because the property taxes and such are very high, but it makes for a wonderful schooling district. The train station is pretty close to where I live which makes it very easy to get into Chicago--only about an hour train ride, and the library is absolutely splendid (amongst other public service things). I highly recommend living here; I have enjoyed it over the last thirteen years.
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Great downtown area and Independence Grove is a gem. However residents are often unwelcoming and unfriendly. Absolutely no diversity (read: upper middle class, white, Christian) with subtle and sometimes overt racism and bigotry. Housing and taxes are also largely overpriced. Neighboring suburbs (Mundelein and Vernon Hills) are more welcoming and offer more diversity, lower cost of living, same great schools
Downtown Libertyville is quaint & charming. This is a town that could have died when a huge mall was built a few miles away back in the late '70's. But, it didn't. It started bringing in restaurants and specialty shops, concerts in the park, farmers markets, lunch in the park, and sorts of entertainment to appeal to both a family and a sophisticate. The architecture styles appeal to every taste, and many vintage homes are being restored to their original beauty and magnificence. Come see for yourself!