Berwyn 75 Excellent
Berwyn Livability #240 ranked city in Illinois#7,860 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Berwyn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Berwyn Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Illinois
1055% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Berwyn cost of living
A- Berwyn Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,29648% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7848% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-29%Year over year crime is down
Berwyn crime
D- Berwyn Employment Household income is 1% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$59,5748% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$23,29522% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%40% higher than the US average
Berwyn employment
A Berwyn Housing Home value is equal to Illinois
Median home value
$175,3005% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9282% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%8% lower than the US average
Berwyn real estate or Berwyn rentals
F Berwyn Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%56% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:114% higher than the US average
Berwyn K-12 schools
B- Berwyn User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Berwyn
Overall user rating
68% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Berwyn, IL

      Berwyn, Illinois is a mid-sized city with a population of 56,414 residents. In Berwyn, there are 14,449 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Berwyn identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 53% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Living in Berwyn can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Berwyn and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

      The livability score in Berwyn is 69 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 60th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Berwyn has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (C+) and housing (A). Berwyn does not fare well for the following: cost of living (D), weather (D), education (F) and employment (D-). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Berwyn, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Berwyn has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Berwyn real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Berwyn. The median home price for Berwyn homes is $175,300, which is 0.3% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Berwyn, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 3.3% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Berwyn area were 8.2% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.2%.

      Berwyn transportation information

      Average one way commute32min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.8%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.3%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.4%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Berwyn, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).