Schaumburg 77 Exceptional
Schaumburg Livability #121 ranked city in Illinois#2,520 ranked city in the USARanks better than 91% of areas

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      Living in Schaumburg, IL

      Schaumburg, Illinois is a medium-sized city with a population of 74,366 residents. In Schaumburg, there are 3,856 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 57% with kids under the age of 18, Schaumburg could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Schaumburg could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, you can easily compare the best places to live in Schaumburg and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Schaumburg to Illinois and the national average.

      Schaumburg has a livability score of 77 out of 100 and is ranked #121 in Illinois and #2,520 in the USA. Clearly, Schaumburg is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Schaumburg also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Schaumburg ranks well for crime (A-), education (A-), employment (A+) and housing (A). There are some categories that Schaumburg does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Schaumburg gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 99 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Schaumburg apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      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 attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Schaumburg is actually affordable. The median home price for Schaumburg homes is $230,800, which is 32% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Schaumburg, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 3.3% higher than the Illinois average.

      Schaumburg transportation information

      Statistic Schaumburg Illinois National
      Average one way commute29min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.8%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.5%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.8%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%4.4%4.6%

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