Calumet City 60 Below average
Calumet City Livability #1,027 ranked city in Illinois#23,360 ranked city in the USARanks better than 20% of areas
A+ Calumet City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Calumet City Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Illinois
Calumet City
964% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Calumet City cost of living
F Calumet City Crime Total crime is 51% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,39336% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3036% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Calumet City crime
F Calumet City Employment Household income is 31% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$40,84526% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,31432% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
12%162% higher than the US average
Calumet City employment
D- Calumet City Housing Home value is 42% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$101,50045% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9292% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%11% lower than the US average
Calumet City real estate or Calumet City rentals
F Calumet City Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
12%75% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Calumet City K-12 schools
C+ Calumet City User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Calumet City
Overall user rating
66% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Calumet City, IL

      Calumet City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 37,112 residents. Calumet City has a population density of 5,168 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. With a total of 74%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in Calumet City. The next most represented races are 22% White and 0% Asian. In Calumet City, only 47% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Calumet City, Illinois could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Calumet City and in the areas around Calumet City is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 55 out of 100, Calumet City is ranked #27,004 in the United States and #1,260 in Illinois. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Calumet City may not be a pleasant experience. Calumet City has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Calumet City has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+). There are some categories that Calumet City ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

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

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Calumet City. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Calumet City are affordable. The median home price for Calumet City homes is $101,500, which is 41.9% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Calumet City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average.

      Calumet City transportation information

      StatisticCalumet CityIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute34min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.2%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.3%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.4%4.4%4.6%

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