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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Marengo is a town in Illinois with a population of 8,280. Marengo is in McHenry County. Living in Marengo offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Marengo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Marengo are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    13.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    575.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Marengo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,250
National
$55,322
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Marengo Reviews

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Marengo is a calm city, and a great place to raise a new family. The school isn't too big and every big shopping town is at least 25 minutes away in every direction. The one thing I would like to see change is maybe the amount of stores there are. I think there should be a least two more grocery stores built and a few more fast food restaurants in this town. One reason for this is job opportunities available for local people. other than this the town nice and the crime rates are really low, which is good for the neighborhoods safety.
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Small town, Great resources and local Business, Affordable living and wonderful town overall, looking forward to raising my daughter here!
Marengo is a small town, with under 1000 students​ attending the high school​, and about 180 students in my senior class. You see the same people every day and you are familiar​ with everyone in the town. Living in this small town isn't to terrible other than the fact you have to drive a little to get to any shopping areas. But i deffinetly love the small feel of the town, the people are good but my friendships are even better.