Dolton 57 Poor
Dolton Livability #1,154 ranked city in Illinois#25,132 ranked city in the USARanks better than 14% of areas
A+ Dolton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Dolton Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Illinois
964% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dolton cost of living
F Dolton Crime Total crime is 49% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,36535% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3035% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Dolton crime
F Dolton Employment Household income is 25% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$44,51120% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,81634% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
16%239% higher than the US average
Dolton employment
D Dolton Housing Home value is 47% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$92,00050% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11818% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Dolton real estate or Dolton rentals
F Dolton Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
14%72% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Dolton K-12 schools
C- Dolton User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Dolton
Overall user rating
60% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
53% 3 total surveys
all Dolton poll results

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      Living in Dolton, IL

      Dolton is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 23,113 people. With a population density of 5,060 people per square mile, Dolton is well above the nation's average density level. In Dolton, the most common ethnic group is Black or African American with a total of 90%. This is followed by 7% White and 0% Asian ethnic groups. In Dolton, only 45% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle.

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

      Dolton, IL receives 55 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1,285 in Illinois and #27,338 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. This city has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Dolton has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Dolton. The following was graded with a concerning score: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Dolton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      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 Dolton is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Dolton come in at $92,000, which is 47.4% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Dolton, the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 30% lower than the Illinois average.

      Dolton transportation information

      Average one way commute38min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit15.0%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.2%4.4%4.6%

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