Scott AFB 60 Below average
Scott AFB Livability #1,000 ranked city in Illinois#18,613 ranked city in the USARanks better than 36% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Scott AFB

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Scott AFB?

Scott AFB, Illinois is a small city with a population of 3,845 residents. Scott AFB could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 23 years old is below the nation’s average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Scott AFB might be a good fit as 75% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 70% have kids who are 18 years old or younger. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Scott AFB. With an average one way commute time of only 11 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Scott AFB can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, health & safety, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Scott AFB and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Scott AFB to Illinois and the national average.

Using data and statistics Scott AFB has received a livability score of 58/100. This score is ranked in the 34th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the national average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Scott AFB ranks well for employment (A) and housing (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Scott AFB. The following was graded with a disappointing score: amenities (F) and education (D).

When contemplating a move, job prospects often top the list of priorities. In Scott AFB, the outlook for new employment is notably brighter than in many other areas. The low unemployment rate of 0.35% points to a surge in job opportunities, the potential for higher wages, enhanced workforce productivity and increased economic growth. These favorable conditions bode well for individuals seeking career advancement and financial stability, making this area an appealing destination for those prioritizing professional opportunities and economic prosperity.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Scott AFB 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. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

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 Scott AFB is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Scott AFB come in at $0, which is 100% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Scott AFB, the home price to income ratio is 0, which is 100% lower than the Illinois average.

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      Scott AFB transportation information

      Statistic Scott AFB Illinois National
      Average one way commute11min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.2%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.0%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.8%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.9%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Scott AFB, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).