Elmwood Park

Population: 24,845Median home value: $222,800 67 Ranks better than 51% of areas
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A+ Elmwood Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Elmwood Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% higher than Illinois
Elmwood Park
11212% more expensive than the US average
Illinois
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Elmwood Park cost of living
A- Elmwood Park Crime Total crime is 40% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,46547% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6947% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
18%Year over year crime is up
Elmwood Park crime
D+ Elmwood Park Employment Household income is 9% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$53,9472% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,72310% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%10% higher than the US average
Elmwood Park employment
D Elmwood Park Housing Home value is 27% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$222,80021% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9631% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Elmwood Park real estate or Elmwood Park rentals
F Elmwood Park Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Illinois
High school grad. rates
84%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
29%42% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:140% higher than the US average
Elmwood Park K-12 schools or Elmwood Park colleges

Living in Elmwood Park, IL

Elmwood Park, Illinois is a mid-sized city with a population of 24,845 people. With a population density of 13,019 people per square mile, Elmwood Park is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (84% White). Given that fact, Elmwood Park could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Elmwood Park are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 20% of the population also speak Spanish. 73% of the people in Elmwood Park (over the age of 15) are married and 58% 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.

Are you trying to decide if living in Elmwood Park is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in Illinois, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Elmwood Park 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.

With a livability score of 67/100, Elmwood Park is ranked #14,142 in the United States and #446 in Illinois. Based on the scores for each individual category, Elmwood Park has received high marks for amenities (A+) and crime (A). Regrettably for Elmwood Park, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F), weather (D), education (F) and housing (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Elmwood Park 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 Elmwood Park is real estate affordability. The median home price for Elmwood Park homes is $222,800, which is 27.5% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Elmwood Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.1, which is 36.7% higher than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Elmwood Park area were 7.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Elmwood Park, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Elmwood Park, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Edison Park, Chicago775.911,128
O'hare, Chicago743.312,706
Forest Glen, Chicago745.618,298
Clearing, Chicago7110.224,934
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Norwood Park, Chicago714.437,477
Jefferson Park, Chicago714.826,594
North Center, Chicago69734,931
North Park, Chicago696.318,562

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Elmwood Park, IL: Cost Effective Lifestyle

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Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
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Elmwood Park, Illinois is going to give you the most bang for your buck. Situated as the first of many northwest suburbs of Chicago, Elmwood Park gives you an excellent amount of stuff to do and things to see without the high prices of living in the city. Shopping and nightlife are good. Elmwood Park is close to one of the largest malls in America (Woodfield Mall) and is close to the city of Chicago itself. This perfect location makes Elmwood Park an ideal place to live for those looking to either raise a family or live close to the city without the costly hassle of city taxes.

Elmwood Park is one of the best areas to buy a house. The houses in the area are fairly priced and you don't have to pay extensive city property taxes which saves you a lot of money annually.

Weather in the area is comparable to the rest of the Midwest. The winters can be cold and snowy, and the summers are usually hot and humid. The autumn season is amazing however, and the trees in Elmwood Park are colored brightly which is pleasant to the eye.

Overall, I highly recommend living in Elmwood Park. You can't beat the housing prices and location.
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Source: The Elmwood Park, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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