Abingdon 60 Average
Abingdon Livability #956 ranked city in Illinois#18,014 ranked city in the USARanks better than 38% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Abingdon

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Employment

    A low score in the employment category could indicate that this area struggles with high unemployment rates and low household income and income per capita levels.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

  • Schools

    Lower than average education levels, poor reading and math scores, as well as the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools could all be factors in the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Abingdon?

Abingdon is a smaller city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 3,570 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Abingdon is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Abingdon is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 49% married, this city falls well below the national average. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Abingdon entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 39 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Abingdon, Illinois could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Finding the best places to live in Abingdon and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes commute, health & safety, education, employment and other important metrics.

Abingdon has a livability score of 58 out of 100 and is ranked #964 in Illinois and #19,242 in the USA. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as Abingdon does not rank well for most categories. There are nine total categories that generate the livability score. Abingdon ranks well for crime (B) and housing (A-) On a more negative note, Abingdon does not have favorable scores for the following: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Abingdon can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Abingdon is real estate affordability. The median home price for Abingdon homes is $70,700, which is 59.6% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Abingdon, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.6, which is 46.7% lower than the Illinois average.

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      Abingdon transportation information

      Statistic Abingdon Illinois National
      Average one way commute39min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.5%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.4%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Abingdon, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).