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Riverwoods
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade C
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Riverwoods is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 3,742. Riverwoods is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Riverwoods offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Riverwoods there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Riverwoods and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Riverwoods are highly rated.

About

About Riverwoods...
Population
3,742

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$705,700
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$3,238
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Riverwoods Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade A minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    28.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    198.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    255.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Riverwoods

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$213,068
National
$69,021

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