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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Pana is a town in Illinois with a population of 5,478. Pana is in Christian County. Living in Pana offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Pana and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pana are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$75,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Pana Rankings

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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
    181.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    416.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,069.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    51%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Pana

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,083
National
$55,322

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Pana Reviews

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Pana is such a great small town! It’s a rural area where everybody knows each other. It has a great education system that offers many extra Curricular activities. Any time there was an event going on in town everyone in town would come together to support each other. I wouldn’t change anything in pana. It’s a perfect small rural town!
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Excellent pizza places will fill your tummy and the hometown football games will fill your hearts with pride!
Nice, small town to live it. Everyone knows everyone. Even though it is a small community, your close to larger cities such as Decatur, Springfield, and St Louis.