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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Wauconda Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 23,443. Wauconda Township is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wauconda Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wauconda Township there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wauconda Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wauconda Township are above average.
About Wauconda Township...
Population
23,443

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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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
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Wauconda Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,341
National
$55,322

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Wauconda Township Reviews

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Overall, the town is very nice and safe. The public library is its best asset, and the many small companies in the downtown area are charming.
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The small community was very heartwarming and friendly. The town itself has good character with many mom and pop shops as well as the people. Never had a time where I felt unsafe to live in Wauconda.
There are very few businesses to purchase a variety of items. Most are antique or specialty businesses. We have 1 grocery store. There is nowhere to purchase socks, underwear, or other daily needs items. The local government does not do anything to make the town attractive for businesses. Several companies have tried to come in but the government powers have deterred them. Thus businesses that would normally contribute to local taxes - they do not exist. It all falls on the homeowners.