Glen Ellyn 83 Exceptional
Glen Ellyn Livability #57 ranked city in Illinois#1,955 ranked city in the USARanks better than 93% of areas
A+ Glen Ellyn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Glen Ellyn Cost of Living Cost of living is 36% higher than Illinois
Glen Ellyn
13232% more expensive than the US average
973% 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 52% lower than Illinois
Total crime
94560% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10660% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
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
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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
59%23% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Glen Ellyn K-12 schools
A+ Glen Ellyn User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Glen Ellyn
Overall user rating
97% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
95% 5 total surveys
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      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.

      Glen Ellyn transportation information

      StatisticGlen EllynIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute30min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work68.9%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit12.2%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home10.2%4.4%4.6%

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