Glen Ellyn

Population: 27,894Median home value: $410,800 72 Ranks better than 71% of areas
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A+ Glen Ellyn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Glen Ellyn Cost of Living Cost of living is 35% higher than Illinois
Glen Ellyn
13434% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Glen Ellyn cost of living
A+ Glen Ellyn Crime Total crime is 47% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,28953% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7853% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
20%Year over year crime is up
Glen Ellyn crime
B+ Glen Ellyn Employment Household income is 72% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$101,96784% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$55,90987% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Glen Ellyn employment
F Glen Ellyn Housing Home value is 135% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$410,800122% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9803% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
Glen Ellyn real estate or Glen Ellyn rentals
B- Glen Ellyn Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
53%7% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Glen Ellyn K-12 schools or Glen Ellyn colleges

Living in Glen Ellyn, IL

Glen Ellyn is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 27,894 residents. With a population density of 4,134 people per square mile, Glen Ellyn is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Glen Ellyn residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Glen Ellyn is known to be family friendly as more than 88% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 51% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Glen Ellyn, Illinois could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Glen Ellyn and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, 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 72 out of 100, Glen Ellyn is ranked #8,318 in the United States and #187 in Illinois. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Glen Ellyn ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (B-) and employment (B+). There are some categories that Glen Ellyn scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Glen Ellyn, 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. Glen Ellyn gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 71 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Assuming that Glen Ellyn meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Glen Ellyn. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Glen Ellyn are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Glen Ellyn come in at $410,800, which is 135% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Glen Ellyn, the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 33.3% higher than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Glen Ellyn area were 5.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3%. 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 Glen Ellyn, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Glen Ellyn, IL

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Edison Park, Chicago771611,128
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Glen Ellyn: A Vibrant Community

In my opinion there is no better place to live than Glen Ellyn. It is a vibrant and bustling city. There are many young people and new families in the area to make sure that there is always something to do. The town is beautiful and immediately feels like coming home. But what makes Glen Ellyn particularly special is the people. The community is so friendly and kind, it is truly a great place to live.

I love the restaurant and night life in Glen Ellyn. There are many small businesses and family run places that really turn out great quality food and drinks. I personally love going to Hokkai Sushi Cuisine. It is a bit of a town secret and many people from out of town don't even know that Hokkai exists.

Glen Ellyn is even close enough to Chicago that getting into the city is a breeze. For me, living in Glen Ellyn has the best parts of a smaller community without loosing the vibrancy and color of the city.
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Source: The Glen Ellyn, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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