Carpentersville 78 Exceptional
Carpentersville Livability #139 ranked city in Illinois#4,882 ranked city in the USARanks better than 83% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Carpentersville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Carpentersville Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Illinois
1022% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Carpentersville cost of living
A+ Carpentersville Crime Total crime is 41% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,38746% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7346% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-32%Year over year crime is down
Carpentersville crime
D Carpentersville Employment Household income is 1% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$58,8566% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$21,26129% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Carpentersville employment
A- Carpentersville Housing Home value is 13% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$151,30018% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9945% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
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F Carpentersville Schools HS graduation rate is 18% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
69%17% lower than the US average
School test scores
23%54% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Carpentersville K-12 schools
A Carpentersville User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in Carpentersville
Overall user rating
80% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in Carpentersville, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Carpentersville is a mid-sized city with a population of 38,275 inhabitants. Carpentersville has a population density of 4,849 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Carpentersville identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 45% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Carpentersville tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. Carpentersville is known to be family friendly as more than 71% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 41% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Carpentersville, Illinois. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Carpentersville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Carpentersville to Illinois and the national average.

      With a livability score of 72 out of 100, Carpentersville is ranked #8,443 in the United States and #192 in Illinois. For each of the livability categories, we know that Carpentersville ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A) and housing (A-). The bad news for Carpentersville, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (D), weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Carpentersville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Carpentersville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 86 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Carpentersville 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.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Carpentersville is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Carpentersville come in at $151,300, which is 13.4% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Carpentersville, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 13.3% lower than the Illinois average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Carpentersville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Carpentersville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.7%.

      Carpentersville transportation information

      Average one way commute31min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.5%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.0%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.

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      Source: The Carpentersville, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).