Skokie 73 Excellent
Skokie Livability #299 ranked city in Illinois#9,559 ranked city in the USARanks better than 67% of areas
A+ Skokie Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Skokie Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% higher than Illinois
11818% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Skokie cost of living
C Skokie Crime Total crime is 42% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,20229% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3229% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
15%Year over year crime is up
Skokie crime
C Skokie Employment Household income is 15% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$68,01523% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,31512% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Skokie employment
D+ Skokie Housing Home value is 61% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$282,30053% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16022% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Skokie real estate or Skokie rentals
D- Skokie Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
42%16% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:19% lower than the US average
Skokie K-12 schools
A Skokie User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Skokie
Overall user rating
81% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
77% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
89% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Skokie, IL

      Skokie is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 64,873 inhabitants. With a population density of 6,446 people per square mile, Skokie is well above the nation's average density level. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Skokie might be a good fit as 75% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 60% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Skokie could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Skokie and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, education and other important metrics.

      Skokie has a livability score of 68 out of 100 and is ranked #406 in Illinois and #13,259 in the USA. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Skokie ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B-). There are some categories that Skokie does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and education (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Skokie, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Illinois Holocaust Museum, Scuba Systems, and Schaefer's Wines and Liquors.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Skokie is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Skokie come in at $282,300, which is 61.5% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Skokie, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 40% higher 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 Skokie will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Skokie, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.7%.

      Skokie transportation information

      Average one way commute30min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.9%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.0%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.0%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home5.0%4.4%4.6%

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