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A+ Loves Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Loves Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than Illinois
Loves Park
8812% less expensive than the US average
Illinois
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Loves Park cost of living
C+ Loves Park Crime Total crime is equal to Illinois
Total crime
2,32610% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4310% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Loves Park crime
D Loves Park Employment Household income is 15% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$50,2849% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,6877% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%18% higher than the US average
Loves Park employment
C- Loves Park Housing Home value is 35% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$113,40039% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78717% lower than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
Loves Park real estate or Loves Park rentals
F Loves Park Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
83%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
20%59% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Loves Park K-12 schools

Living in Loves Park, IL

Loves Park is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 24,499 people. At 90%, the majority of the Loves Park population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 2% Asian. Loves Park is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 57% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Loves Park can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Loves Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather and more.

Loves Park has a livability score of 69 out of 100 and is ranked #359 in Illinois and #12,467 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Loves Park has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). On a less positive note, Loves Park does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Loves Park 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Rockford Riverhawks Baseball, Rockford Speedway, and Sapora Playworld.

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 Loves Park is real estate affordability. The median home price for Loves Park homes is $113,400, which is 35.1% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Loves Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 23.3% lower 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 Loves Park will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Loves Park, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.4%.

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Loves Park, IL: Small Town America at It's Best

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Loves Park, Illinois is a nice small town located just outside of Rockford, Illinois and only a a few hours from Chicago. The city has a great public school system and is a safe community that is well-policed. In general, Loves Park is more of a rural community without many of the conveniences you'd find in places like Rockford or the suburbs of Chicago. The housing market is excellent with inexpensive homes and reasonable property taxes. Shopping and nightlife in Loves Park definitely leaves something to be desired, but being that it is so close to Rockford it usually isn't a problem for most people looking to have fun.

The overall climate and weather of Loves Park is the same as the rest of the state of Illinois or the Midwest in general. The winters can be brutally cold and snowy and the summers unforgivably hot and humid. Autumn is generally the favorite season due to all of the bright and warm colors produced by the trees that line the streets and surrounding rural areas.
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Source: The Loves Park, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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