Lombard 71 Excellent
Lombard Livability #434 ranked city in Illinois#11,219 ranked city in the USARanks better than 61% of areas
A+ Lombard Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lombard Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Illinois
11515% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lombard cost of living
B+ Lombard Crime Total crime is 12% higher than Illinois
Total crime
2,2215% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 465% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Lombard crime
C+ Lombard Employment Household income is 24% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$73,20132% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,33218% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Lombard employment
C- Lombard Housing Home value is 38% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$240,60030% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24131% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Lombard real estate or Lombard rentals
C- Lombard Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
46%5% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
Lombard K-12 schools
F Lombard User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Lombard
Overall user rating
44% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
38% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
55% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Lombard, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Lombard is a mid-sized city with a population of 44,025 inhabitants. In Lombard, there are 4,300 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Lombard is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 77% of the people in Lombard (over the age of 15) are married and 61% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Lombard could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Lombard and in the areas around Lombard is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Lombard is 73/100 and the city is ranked in the 76th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Lombard ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A-). There are some categories that Lombard ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and weather (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lombard, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      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. Lombard has a violent crime rate of 87 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Lombard 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 Lombard. The median home price for Lombard homes is $240,600, which is 37.6% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lombard, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 10% higher 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 Lombard will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Lombard, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.8%.

      Lombard transportation information

      Average one way commute27min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.8%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.2%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home7.2%4.4%4.6%

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