Glendale Heights 73 Excellent
Glendale Heights Livability #285 ranked city in Illinois#9,107 ranked city in the USARanks better than 68% of areas
A+ Glendale Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Glendale Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Illinois
Glendale Heights
1055% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Glendale Heights cost of living
A+ Glendale Heights Crime Total crime is 47% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,18452% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8552% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Glendale Heights crime
D Glendale Heights Employment Household income is 2% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$58,2375% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,00920% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%26% higher than the US average
Glendale Heights employment
B+ Glendale Heights Housing Home value is 3% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$169,8008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11317% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Glendale Heights real estate or Glendale Heights rentals
F Glendale Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
28%44% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Glendale Heights K-12 schools
D+ Glendale Heights User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Glendale Heights
Overall user rating
56% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Glendale Heights, IL

      Glendale Heights is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 34,395 residents. Glendale Heights has a population density of 6,405 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Glendale Heights identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Glendale Heights residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. Glendale Heights has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 52% have kids.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Glendale Heights is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling 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. To help you find the best places to live in and around Glendale Heights, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, employment and more.

      Glendale Heights, IL receives 72 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #198 in Illinois and #8,578 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Glendale Heights ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+) and housing (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Glendale Heights. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (D-), weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Glendale Heights, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 76 crimes per 100,000 residents, Glendale Heights has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Glendale Heights apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Glendale Heights. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Glendale Heights are affordable. The median home price for Glendale Heights homes is $169,800, which is 2.9% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Glendale Heights, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 3.3% lower than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Glendale Heights are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Glendale Heights homes comes in at 3.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.6%.

      Glendale Heights transportation information

      StatisticGlendale HeightsIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute25min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.9%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.8%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.6%4.4%4.6%

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