Melrose Park 75 Excellent
Melrose Park Livability #249 ranked city in Illinois#7,813 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas
A+ Melrose Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Melrose Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Illinois
Melrose Park
1044% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Melrose Park cost of living
B Melrose Park Crime Total crime is 30% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,57337% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6437% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Melrose Park crime
D- Melrose Park Employment Household income is 22% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$45,93117% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,20336% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Melrose Park employment
B Melrose Park Housing Home value is 3% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$168,7009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8718% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Melrose Park real estate or Melrose Park rentals
F Melrose Park Schools HS graduation rate is 26% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
62%25% lower than the US average
School test scores
16%67% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Melrose Park K-12 schools
A+ Melrose Park User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Melrose Park
Overall user rating
89% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
89% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Melrose Park, IL

      Melrose Park is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 25,422 residents. Melrose Park has a population density of 5,998 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Melrose Park identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 67% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Melrose Park residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Living in Melrose Park can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating 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 Melrose Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, housing and more.

      The livability score in Melrose Park is 69 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 58th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Melrose Park scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and housing (B). On a less positive note, Melrose Park does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (D), weather (D), education (F) and employment (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

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

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Melrose Park can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Melrose Park is actually affordable. The median home price for Melrose Park homes is $168,700, which is 3.5% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Melrose Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 23.3% higher than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Melrose Park area were 4.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Melrose Park transportation information

      StatisticMelrose ParkIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute26min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.4%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.6%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.8%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%4.4%4.6%

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