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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Loves Park is a town in Illinois with a population of 24,320. Loves Park is in Winnebago County. Living in Loves Park offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Loves Park there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Loves Park and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Loves Park are above average.
About Loves Park...
Population
24,320

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$820
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    261.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,591.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.6
    284
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Residents

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

Working in Loves Park

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,212
National
$55,322
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Being that I have lived he almost all of my life (I'm in college now), I feel safe, but being close to Rockford can sometimes make me feel unsafe. No matter where you are in the city, you could potentially hear sirens. In recent years, many places around the area have acquired slot machines.
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I have lived in machesney park/loves park city since I was born. The area as a child was not thought of to be dangerous. My brother and I were able to walk to school without worrying our father. Today as a young adult I have days that I worry about my safety due to all the shootings in the neighboring city of rockford. The crime rate has increased in rockford and it is starting to spread to the surrounding cities of loves park and machesney park. I have heard from different media sources and the new that the city of rockford is on the list of most dangerous cities in the united states. I see the crime rate increasing in the city and soon there will be daily shootings, just as rockford now. I feel like the unemployment and justice system are major effectors with the increased crime rate. As for teenagers and the quality of the schools, I feel that the schools are staying the same or increasing quality slowly, but today's teenagers are being greatly impacted by social media and their peers.. Cyberbullying is at an all time high and the inspirations of celebrities and the famous has given our youth an image of an uneducated, drugged up, want to be gangster. This is what all the youth try to be in order to gain acceptance from their peers.
Compared to Rockford, which neighbors us to the south, the schools are better, crime is better, taxes are better. This does not say much as Rockford is known for being crime ridden, having high taxes, poor quality roads, no jobs, a local government that is ill respected, terrible graduation rates. So, our town is better than the worst but not what I want for my children. The problem is, with a crumbling real estate market since we purchased, we cannot afford to get farther away. We are stuck and now my children are having to pay for our mistake of moving here.