Grayslake 87 Exceptional
Grayslake Livability #9 ranked city in Illinois#820 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas
A+ Grayslake Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Grayslake Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Illinois
1099% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Grayslake cost of living
A+ Grayslake Crime Total crime is 59% lower than Illinois
Total crime
91563% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11063% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Grayslake crime
B Grayslake Employment Household income is 40% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$82,88150% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,97724% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%47% lower than the US average
Grayslake employment
B Grayslake Housing Home value is 22% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$213,60016% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,05311% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Grayslake real estate or Grayslake rentals
D Grayslake Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:128% higher than the US average
Grayslake K-12 schools
A+ Grayslake User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Grayslake
Overall user rating
95% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Grayslake, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Grayslake is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,053 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Grayslake is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Grayslake has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 77% of the population is classified as married and 49% have kids.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Grayslake, Illinois. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Grayslake and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Grayslake to Illinois and the national average.

      With a livability score of 76 out of 100, Grayslake is ranked #4,007 in the United States and #65 in Illinois. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Grayslake could be a great choice! If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Grayslake ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), employment (B) and housing (B). On a less positive note, Grayslake does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and education (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Grayslake has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Grayslake has a violent crime rate of 110 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Grayslake can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Assuming that Grayslake meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Grayslake. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Grayslake are simply unattainable. The median home price for Grayslake homes is $213,600, which is 22.2% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Grayslake, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 13.3% lower than the Illinois average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Grayslake will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Grayslake, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.4%.

      Grayslake transportation information

      Average one way commute31min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.4%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.2%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.2%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home6.5%4.4%4.6%

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