A+ Harvey Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Harvey Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Illinois
919% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Harvey cost of living
F Harvey Crime Total crime is 70% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,97454% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2654% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Harvey crime
F Harvey Employment Household income is 63% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$21,90960% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$13,71554% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
11%130% higher than the US average
Harvey employment
F Harvey Housing Home value is 58% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$72,70061% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81714% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Harvey real estate or Harvey rentals
F Harvey Schools HS graduation rate is 15% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
72%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
12%76% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:128% higher than the US average
Harvey K-12 schools

Living in Harvey, IL

Harvey, Illinois is a mid-sized city with a population of 25,625 people. In Harvey, there are 4,129 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. With a total of 70%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in Harvey. The next most represented races are 16% White and 1% Asian. Harvey is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 44%, of the population (over fifteen) is classified as married.

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

With a livability score of 52/100, Harvey is ranked #28,332 in the United States and #1,345 in Illinois. Compared to the national average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. This city has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Harvey ranks well for amenities (A+). Harvey does not rank well for the following: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Harvey 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.

Harvey real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Harvey. The median home price for Harvey homes is $72,700, which is 58.4% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Harvey, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 10% higher than the Illinois average.

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      Living My Best Life In Harvey, IL

      I know this isn't the best way to start off a review about a city you live in, but I must say it takes a certain type of person to be able to survive in Harvey. I can say that the weather is pretty nice, and cost of living isn't that bad. Other than that I can just post the facts.

      The job market causes you to have to seek employment outside of living in Harvey. You would have to go to the Greater Chicago area, due to the fact that immediate employers aren't paying much. Even though they don't pay much, one relief is the fact that the house prices are staying pretty low.

      Crime as many know about Chicago is definitely an issue, as there are many instances where trouble starts from nothing. If you mind your business and stay away from the "bad" areas, you can live an amazing life here. The school system is failing and that is due to politics and this recent crime rate. I know things will change here because the people don't stand for it.
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      Source: The Harvey, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).