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A+ O'Fallon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- O'Fallon Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Illinois
991% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
O'Fallon cost of living
B+ O'Fallon Crime Total crime is 8% lower than Illinois
Total crime
2,26618% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4518% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
26%Year over year crime is up
O'Fallon crime
C+ O'Fallon Employment Household income is 36% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$80,32945% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,45926% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
O'Fallon employment
A- O'Fallon Housing Home value is 9% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$190,7003% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9692% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%11% higher than the US average
O'Fallon real estate or O'Fallon rentals
D- O'Fallon Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
O'Fallon K-12 schools

Living in O'Fallon, IL

Located in the state of Illinois, O'Fallon is a medium-sized city with a population of 29,078 inhabitants. The majority of O'Fallon residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. O'Fallon has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population is classified as married and 53% have kids.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in O'Fallon, Illinois. To help you find the best places to live in and around O'Fallon, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living and more.

O'Fallon, IL receives 79 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #20 in Illinois and #2,206 in the USA. Based on this score, O'Fallon would be considered a very livable city! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that O'Fallon ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and housing (A-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in O'Fallon. The following was graded with a disappointing score: education (D-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., O'Fallon has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. O'Fallon gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 186 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, O'Fallon has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

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 O'Fallon is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in O'Fallon come in at $190,700, which is 9.1% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In O'Fallon, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 20% lower than the Illinois average.

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Small Town Living: O’Fallon

There’s a lot to love about the suburb of O’Fallon, the people are wonderful, the weather throughout the years is manageable and St. Luis is a hope and skip away. When I first moved to O’Fallon, it was relatively easy to find a job. What first attracted me to the city was the fact I’d be able to commute to the big city, if ever the urge arose.

I’d always wanted to love somewhere that had the quintess I’d small town America, with low crime and great school. In the case of O’Fallon, I got lucky with the crime rate, but the schools aren’t rated very well. I’m hinesight, I wouldn’t recommend for a couple trying to start a family.

Some of the best places to be however include Hut Sports Bar off Behrens Drive, and Peel Wood Fired Pizza on South Zachery Street. Decently priced, and great placed to meet up with friends for a night out of the big city.
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