Population: 22,232Median home value: $298,400 70 Ranks better than 61% of areas
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A+ Darien Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Darien Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Illinois
11414% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Darien cost of living
A+ Darien Crime Total crime is 53% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,15958% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8758% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-27%Year over year crime is down
Darien crime
B Darien Employment Household income is 39% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$82,25549% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,82144% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%37% lower than the US average
Darien employment
F Darien Housing Home value is 71% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$298,40062% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14421% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%28% higher than the US average
Darien real estate or Darien rentals
D- Darien Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
40%18% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Darien K-12 schools or Darien colleges

Living in Darien, IL

Located in the state of Illinois, Darien is a medium-sized city with a population of 22,232 inhabitants. In Darien, there are 3,589 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Darien is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 84% of the people in Darien (over the age of 15) are married and 66% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Darien, Illinois. The best areas in Darien and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Illinois and national averages.

The livability score in Darien is 69/100 and the city is ranked in the 61st percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Darien scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+) and employment (B). Darien does not score well for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D-), education (D-) and housing (F). It might be a good idea 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 Darien, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Darien gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 63 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

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 Darien is real estate affordability. The median home price for Darien homes is $298,400, which is 70.7% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Darien, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 20% higher 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 Darien will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Darien, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 2.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.1%.

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Compare Darien, IL Livability To Other Cities

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hermosa, Chicago5917.924,225
Belmont Cragin, Chicago5716.777,859
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Schaumburg, IL8020.374,366
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Darien, Illinois A Nice Place To Live

The city of Darien, Illinois is a small town that is located in DuPage County, a western suburb of Chicago. It is a close knit community that is just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago and is a perfect place to live for those who want to be near Chicago but not live in the city.

Darien has a population of around 22,000 people. It is located just 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. The city is service by Chicago's public transportation system, the Chicago Transit Authority.

The city boasts itself as "A Nice Place To Live", and that town motto does not disappoint. It is just far enough away from Chicago for those who hate living in the city but close enough to still enjoy all the comforts and attractions that Chicago offers.

The city prides itself on its public education system, which is known as one of the best in the entire state of Illinois.
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Source: The Darien, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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