Monmouth 71 Excellent
Monmouth Livability #308 ranked city in Illinois#6,109 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Monmouth

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Crime

    This area is characterized by a crime rate, per 100,000 individuals, that falls well below the national average, indicating its potential as a very safe place to live.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Employment

    The combination of low income levels and high unemployment rates contributes to a low score in the employment category, which could make it challenging to secure well-paying jobs.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Monmouth?

Monmouth, Illinois is a small city with a population of 8,837 inhabitants. The majority of Monmouth residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. All the single ladies and all the single fellas might want to take notice as only 46% of the Monmouth population is married. If you're not a fan of traffic congestion and long commute times to work, Monmouth is the place to be. Commutes to work here are shorter, with an average one-way commute time taking only 16 minutes, significantly lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Monmouth, Illinois could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, you can easily compare the best places to live in Monmouth and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Monmouth to Illinois and the national average.

The livability score in Monmouth is 70 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 77th percentile of all cities across America. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Monmouth ranks well for crime (B-) and housing (A-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Monmouth. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (F), education (D-) and employment (D-).

A robust real estate market serves as a crucial economic indicator, reflecting the local area's strength, stability and the confidence of its residents. Monmouth excels in the housing sector, scoring high marks based on factors such as median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability. These calculations suggest that the apartment rental and real estate market in the region is exceptionally healthy, highlighting the area's economic vitality and attractiveness to potential homebuyers and renters.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Monmouth is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Monmouth come in at $79,200, which is 54.7% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Monmouth, the home price to income ratio is 1.6, which is 46.7% lower than the Illinois average.

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      Monmouth transportation information

      Statistic Monmouth Illinois National
      Average one way commute16min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.9%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.4%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk6.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Monmouth, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).