Posen 70 Excellent
Posen Livability #330 ranked city in Illinois#6,826 ranked city in the USARanks better than 76% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Posen

  • Commute

    An elevated score in the commute category points to excellent public transit accessibility and shorter-than-average work commute times in this area.

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Employment

    In the employment category, a low score could be attributed to low income levels and high unemployment in the area, suggesting potential difficulties in finding lucrative employment.

  • Schools

    The low schools score could result from issues like below-average graduation rates, inadequate reading and math scores, and the unavailability of local elementary and high schools.

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What's it like Living in Posen?

Located in the state of Illinois, Posen is a small city with a population of 5,772 people. Posen has a population density of 4,937 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Posen identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 50% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. With an average age of 29 years old, Posen could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Posen, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 28 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Posen, Illinois could be a great 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. To help you find the best places to live in and around Posen, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, housing and more.

Posen has a livability score of 71/100 and is ranked #283 in Illinois and #5,818 in the USA. There are nine total categories that create the livability score. Posen ranks well for crime (B), cost of living (B+) and housing (A+) Unfortunately for Posen, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (D-).

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Posen has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that Posen meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Posen. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Posen are simply unattainable. The median home price for Posen homes is $132,600, which is 24.1% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Posen, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 6.7% lower than the Illinois average.

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      Posen transportation information

      Statistic Posen Illinois National
      Average one way commute28min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work90.4%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.7%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.8%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.6%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Posen, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).