Schaumburg 85 Exceptional
Schaumburg Livability #28 ranked city in Illinois#1,016 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Schaumburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Schaumburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Illinois
11414% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Schaumburg cost of living
B+ Schaumburg Crime Total crime is 12% higher than Illinois
Total crime
2,2265% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 455% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Schaumburg crime
B- Schaumburg Employment Household income is 28% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$75,65837% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,95624% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Schaumburg employment
B- Schaumburg Housing Home value is 32% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$230,80025% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,28335% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Schaumburg real estate or Schaumburg rentals
B Schaumburg Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
56%17% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:13% higher than the US average
Schaumburg K-12 schools
A+ Schaumburg User Ratings There are a total of 16 ratings in Schaumburg
Overall user rating
90% 16 total ratings
User reviews rating
95% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 14 total surveys
all Schaumburg poll results

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      Living in Schaumburg, IL

      Schaumburg is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 74,366 people. Schaumburg has a population density of 3,856 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. 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.

      Living in Schaumburg can be a good experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Schaumburg and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Illinois and national averages.

      The livability score in Schaumburg is 80/100 and the city is ranked in the 93rd percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Schaumburg is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Schaumburg also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Schaumburg ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A-), employment (B-) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Schaumburg does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F) and weather (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Schaumburg 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Schaumburg: Legoland Discovery Center Chicago, Medieval Times, and Woodfield Shopping Center.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 106 crimes per 100,000 residents, Schaumburg has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Schaumburg. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Schaumburg are affordable. Median real estate prices in Schaumburg come in at $230,800, which is 32% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Schaumburg, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 3.3% higher than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Schaumburg are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Schaumburg homes comes in at 6.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.3%.

      Schaumburg transportation information

      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).