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A+ Gages Lake Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Gages Lake Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than Illinois
Gages Lake
11212% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gages Lake cost of living
B- Gages Lake Crime Total crime is 27% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,79535% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5635% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Gages Lake crime
B- Gages Lake Employment Household income is 59% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$94,14470% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,35135% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
Gages Lake employment
C+ Gages Lake Housing Home value is 18% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$206,30012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13119% higher than the US average
Home ownership
83%31% higher than the US average
Gages Lake real estate or Gages Lake rentals
F Gages Lake Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
34%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
11:129% lower than the US average
Gages Lake K-12 schools

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Gages Lake Offers Calm, Cool and Quiet

I have found living in Gages Lake to be a relatively quiet suburb not too far from an amusement park, a mall and Chicago. Our household size is somewhat typical with an average three residents: myself, my wife and our daughter who attends Gages Lake High School. We live in a condominium, and our combined income compares to the median of $97,000.00.

Gages Lake has a population of about 11,000 residents. It is considered a township in Lake County. Condos or lakefront cottages are more permanent places of residence.

Housing prices, unemployment and high school graduation rates are generally more favorable compared to those of the state overall. The best areas for shopping in Gages Lake are in nearby Gurney. Our winters are harsh as is much of the Midwest. However, I like our summer temperatures, which range near 70 degrees F.

Gages Lake has restrictions in place for non-residents and caters to kayaking or canoe enthusiasts for example. Personal transportation is a necessity.
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Source: The Gages Lake, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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