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A+ Schaumburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Schaumburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Illinois
11616% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Schaumburg cost of living
A Schaumburg Crime Total crime is 27% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,77736% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5736% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-29%Year over year crime is down
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
A- Schaumburg Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%27% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:13% higher than the US average
Schaumburg K-12 schools or Schaumburg colleges

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%.

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Very nice but also very expensive and lots of attractions for all

schaumburg is a very nice place.but it is also very expensive.if you have the money it is great .there is lots to do there. lots of resteraunts and overall a very nice place to live. The prices on the other hand isnt as fun to look at.But if you look at it on a scale the good overlaps the bad by a lot. I would also recommend it if you are vistiting. The coolest part is the lego land in the shopping area. i mean i absulutly love it there and would certainly recommend it for any one. Thank you
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Schaumburg, IL: A Surprisingly Fun Place to Visit

My husband and I spent three days in April 2010 visiting Schaumburg, IL. This city/town is very close to Chicago (about 30 miles) and there are many things to see and do there. We stayed at Renaissance Schaumburg hotel and convention Center. This hotel was extremely nice for the modest amount of money they charge per night.

One of our favorite things that we did on the trip to Schaumburg was visit Medieval times. This place was a little pricy, but worth every penny. My husband and I had a great time eating our dinner while we watched the medieval tournament. We actually felt like we were in an 11th century castle when we were visiting this place.

The second day of our trip in Schaumburg we went shopping at the Woodfield Shopping Center. This is a three story shopping center that has all different kinds of stores in it. Since I love shopping I loved this place. My husband didn't love the mall, but didn't mind spending most of the day there with me. The second night of our trip my husband and I went to the Chicago Improv. This was a great comedy club that we both enjoyed.

We had a great time visiting Schaumburg, IL, but next time we visit we will allow more time to see more of the area.
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Source: The Schaumburg, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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