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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Plano is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 11,863. Plano is in Kendall County. Living in Plano offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Plano and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Plano are above average.
About Plano...
Population
11,863

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Plano Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    804.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Plano

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,631
National
$55,322
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Plano Reviews

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Plano is a community that is about 70 miles west of Chicago. It is close enough to enjoy the city, but far enough away so you don’t have to deal with traffic and general city craziness. Plano has a small town feel with a quaint downtown area. It also contains several big name stores including Walmart, Burger King, and McDonalds. Plano has a few small restaurants, but most of them are closed for the dinner hours. Many people travel to neighboring town restaurants for dinner. It also has it’s own police department and fire department, several parks, and five schools. The best part about Plano is that it is a close knit community. You know many people in the community and they look out for each other.
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I love living in the town of Plano IL. I feel very safe and its a great area to raise a family. I would like the public school system to change. Right now there are currently three different elementary schools that the kids must attend. (K-1st grade, 2nd-4th grade and then 5th-6th grade) I feel like this is to much change for the kids. Other then this I have no complaints!
Very small and boring town, not much to do here and we have a lot of issues with the youth getting into trouble. However, it is fairly diverse with a large population of primarily Spanish-speaking residents.