Lake Forest 78 Exceptional
Lake Forest Livability #157 ranked city in Illinois#5,263 ranked city in the USARanks better than 82% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Lake Forest Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lake Forest Cost of Living Cost of living is 93% higher than Illinois
Lake Forest
18787% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Forest cost of living
A+ Lake Forest Crime Total crime is 70% lower than Illinois
Total crime
67073% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15073% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-30%Year over year crime is down
Lake Forest crime
A+ Lake Forest Employment Household income is 174% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$162,117193% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$94,514217% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%46% lower than the US average
Lake Forest employment
F Lake Forest Housing Home value is 376% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$831,800350% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,75785% higher than the US average
Home ownership
86%36% higher than the US average
Lake Forest real estate or Lake Forest rentals
A- Lake Forest Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
98%18% higher than the US average
School test scores
60%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Lake Forest K-12 schools
A+ Lake Forest User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Lake Forest
Overall user rating
88% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
96% 4 total surveys
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      Lake Forest transportation information

      StatisticLake ForestIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute31min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work66.6%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.2%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.6%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home12.5%4.4%4.6%

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