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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Wadsworth is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 3,584. Wadsworth is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wadsworth offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Wadsworth there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Wadsworth and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Wadsworth are highly rated.
About Wadsworth...
Population
3,584

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,385
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Wadsworth Rankings

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

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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Wadsworth

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,011
National
$55,322
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Wadsworth Reviews

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Personally, I love the town I live in. It's centrally located, being about 15 minutes from the town of Gurnee while also being about 15 minutes away from Pleasant Prairie. It's a rather quiet, well-kept, and full of all kinds of necessary amenities. The people are all fairly friendly and the town itself is well-developed and clean and well taken care of. Overall, Wadsworth is a nice town for anyone with families or looking for a place to settle down.
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I have lived here for most of my life, and in my experience it’s been a safe, quiet neighborhood. It’s close to a few grade/middle schools, as well as Warren Township High School (especially the Oplaine campus)
Living in Wadsworth is nice. Its located in between two cities just minutes away from a major highway. I like that Wadsworths has calming atmosphere equipped with nice suburb community homes. The downside to Wadsworth is, that it's a small city/town. Not too many people know of; or ever heard of Wadsworth. If I could change anything about Wadsworth I would suggest adding more restaurants to attract more people to that area.