Homer Glen 73 Excellent
Homer Glen Livability #348 ranked city in Illinois#9,427 ranked city in the USARanks better than 67% of areas

Livability Awards

A Homer Glen Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Homer Glen Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% higher than Illinois
Homer Glen
12121% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Homer Glen cost of living
A+ Homer Glen Crime Total crime is 73% lower than Illinois
Total crime
52877% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 19077% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Homer Glen crime
B Homer Glen Employment Household income is 56% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$92,05466% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,03228% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%30% lower than the US average
Homer Glen employment
F Homer Glen Housing Home value is 71% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$298,10061% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,78788% higher than the US average
Home ownership
93%47% higher than the US average
Homer Glen real estate or Homer Glen rentals
B Homer Glen Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
55%14% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/a100% lower than the US average
Homer Glen K-12 schools
C- Homer Glen User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Homer Glen
Overall user rating
60% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
51% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Homer Glen, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Homer Glen is a medium-sized city with a population of 24,385 people. According to the most recent Census, 95% of Homer Glen residents are White, 1% Asian and 0% Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Homer Glen might be a good fit as 88% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 61% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Homer Glen is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great 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. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Homer Glen and in the areas around Homer Glen is a much easier task.

      Homer Glen, IL receives 69 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #344 in Illinois and #12,346 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Homer Glen has received high marks for amenities (A), crime (A+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Homer Glen. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Homer Glen on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      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. Homer Glen has a violent crime rate of 16 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Homer Glen. 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 Homer Glen are affordable. The median home price for Homer Glen homes is $298,100, which is 70.5% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Homer Glen, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Homer Glen were 5.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.6%.

      Homer Glen transportation information

      StatisticHomer GlenIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute33min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work86.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.2%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.0%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.1%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%4.4%4.6%

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