Machesney Park 75 Excellent
Machesney Park Livability #245 ranked city in Illinois#7,978 ranked city in the USARanks better than 72% of areas
A+ Machesney Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Machesney Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Illinois
Machesney Park
8911% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Machesney Park cost of living
B Machesney Park Crime Total crime is 7% lower than Illinois
Total crime
2,09816% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4816% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Machesney Park crime
D- Machesney Park Employment Household income is 4% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$56,5632% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,29019% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%40% higher than the US average
Machesney Park employment
C+ Machesney Park Housing Home value is 34% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$116,00037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8758% lower than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
Machesney Park real estate or Machesney Park rentals
F Machesney Park Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
25%49% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Machesney Park K-12 schools
A Machesney Park User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Machesney Park
Overall user rating
81% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Machesney Park, IL

      Machesney Park is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 23,002 inhabitants. At 91%, the majority of the Machesney Park population is White; this is followed by 3% Black and 2% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Machesney Park might be a good fit as 71% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 67% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Machesney Park could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Machesney Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, housing and more.

      Using data and statistics Machesney Park has received a livability score of 67/100. This score is ranked in the 51st percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Machesney Park scores well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Machesney Park. The following was graded with a concerning score: weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D-).

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

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Machesney Park. 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 Machesney Park are affordable. The median home price for Machesney Park homes is $116,000, which is 33.6% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Machesney Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 30% 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 Machesney Park will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Machesney Park, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 10.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5%.

      Machesney Park transportation information

      StatisticMachesney ParkIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute22min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%4.4%4.6%

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