A+ Lockport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Lockport Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Illinois
Lockport
1044% more expensive than the US average
Illinois
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lockport cost of living
A+ Lockport Crime Total crime is 67% lower than Illinois
Total crime
76071% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13271% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Lockport crime
C+ Lockport Employment Household income is 34% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$79,14843% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,37412% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
Lockport employment
D- Lockport Housing Home value is 22% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$212,40015% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0288% higher than the US average
Home ownership
85%33% higher than the US average
Lockport real estate or Lockport rentals
D- Lockport Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
40%19% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Lockport K-12 schools

Living in Lockport, IL

Lockport is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 25,096 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (93% White). Given that fact, Lockport could be considered less diverse than other cities. Lockport is known to be family friendly as more than 80% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 51% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Lockport, Illinois. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lockport, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

Lockport, IL receives 72/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #182 in Illinois and #8,128 in the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Lockport ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A+). There are some categories that Lockport scores poorly for, including: weather (D-), education (D-) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Lockport 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. Lockport has a violent crime rate of 28 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Lockport is real estate affordability. The median home price for Lockport homes is $212,400, which is 21.5% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lockport, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 10% lower than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Lockport 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 Lockport homes comes in at 6.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3.5%.

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      I recently moved to Lockport, IL and have enjoyed my experience for the last year and a half. Lockport, IL offers an array of benefits in terms of housing options, educational and academic programs, restaurants, and employment opportunities. Aside from these benefits, Lockport has beautiful weather and charming festivals and city events for citizens to enjoy year round.

      Lockport is known throughout the Midwest for its safety rating and many families flock to the area for this reason. The neighborhood where I live in Lockport has recently received an A rating for safety by Better Homes and Gardens and this rating is certainly not uncommon for the city. The city's 5 star school ratings, plentiful museums and monuments, thriving job market, and highly reviewed restaurants and shopping centers also make it an ideal place for young and established families to create roots. Lockport's housing market is fairly expensive for the area, but I typically have no problem paying for above average housing in such a safe environment.
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      Source: The Lockport, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).