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Sycamore

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

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    Sycamore is a with a population of 18,171. Sycamore is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Sycamore offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sycamore there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sycamore and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sycamore are above average.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $250,000
    National
    $281,900
    Median Rent
    $1,043
    National
    $1,268
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      30%
    • Own
      70%
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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
      91
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      0
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      42.8
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      16.1
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      42.8
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      1,113.9
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      21.4
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      12%
    • 10-17 years
      12%
    • 18-24 years
      10%
    • 25-34 years
      12%
    • 35-44 years
      14%
    • 45-54 years
      12%
    • 55-64 years
      13%
    • 65+ years
      15%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      18%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      26%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      33%
      national  28%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      18%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      4%
      national  11%

    Working in Sycamore

    Jobs
    grade B+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $80,785
    National
    $75,149

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