Round Lake Beach 74 Excellent
Round Lake Beach Livability #309 ranked city in Illinois#8,069 ranked city in the USARanks better than 72% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Round Lake Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Round Lake Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Illinois
Round Lake Beach
1011% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Round Lake Beach cost of living
B+ Round Lake Beach Crime Total crime is 10% higher than Illinois
Total crime
2,1787% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 467% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Round Lake Beach crime
D Round Lake Beach Employment Household income is 8% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$63,63615% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$20,62731% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%15% higher than the US average
Round Lake Beach employment
A- Round Lake Beach Housing Home value is 28% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$125,40032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14621% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%20% higher than the US average
Round Lake Beach real estate or Round Lake Beach rentals
F Round Lake Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 16% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
71%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
23%52% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Round Lake Beach K-12 schools
B Round Lake Beach User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Round Lake Beach
Overall user rating
73% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
81% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Round Lake Beach, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Round Lake Beach is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,936 residents. In Round Lake Beach, there are 5,534 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 84%, the majority of the Round Lake Beach population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 4% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Round Lake Beach are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 42% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Round Lake Beach residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Round Lake Beach might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 43% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Round Lake Beach, Illinois could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Round Lake Beach and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 70 out of 100, Round Lake Beach is ranked #10,623 in the United States and #268 in Illinois. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Round Lake Beach scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and housing (A-). There are some categories that Round Lake Beach scores poorly for, including: weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Round Lake Beach 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.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 159 crimes per 100,000 residents, Round Lake Beach has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Round Lake Beach 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.

      Round Lake Beach real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Round Lake Beach. The median home price for Round Lake Beach homes is $125,400, which is 28.3% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Round Lake Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 33.3% 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 Round Lake Beach will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Round Lake Beach, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.4%.

      Round Lake Beach transportation information

      StatisticRound Lake BeachIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute33min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.8%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%4.4%4.6%

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