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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Palatine is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 68,407. Palatine is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Palatine offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Palatine there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Palatine and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palatine are highly rated.

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About Palatine...
Population
68,407

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$284,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,200
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Palatine Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    29.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    19.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    45.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    391.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in Palatine

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,526
National
$62,843

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