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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Shields Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 36,685. Shields Township is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Shields Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shields Township there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Shields Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Shields Township are highly rated.
About Shields Township...
Population
36,685

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$492,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Shields Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,557
National
$55,322
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Shields Township Reviews

3 reviews
Being close to a Naval Base, crime is not really an issue, police are around from time to time, but have not really been needed. Roads however are a different story, because of the status of our community being unincorporated, we are slightly cut off from he rest of the town, and therefore have to cross a bridge without sidewalks in order to go for longer walks into town.
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The people are friendly, and kind, they genuinely care. I would choose to live here again, except for the climate. With the lake so close, we get horrible winters and horrible summers. Fall and spring though are quite nice.
Most stores are expensive, but there are more moderately priced stored in the towns surrounding us.