Streamwood 79 Exceptional
Streamwood Livability #110 ranked city in Illinois#4,115 ranked city in the USARanks better than 85% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Streamwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Streamwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% higher than Illinois
11111% more expensive than the US average
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Streamwood cost of living
A Streamwood Crime Total crime is 47% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,20252% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8452% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-55%Year over year crime is down
Streamwood crime
C- Streamwood Employment Household income is 29% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$76,63939% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,9753% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%21% higher than the US average
Streamwood employment
A Streamwood Housing Home value is 2% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$170,7008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,58267% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Streamwood real estate or Streamwood rentals
F Streamwood Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
32%35% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Streamwood K-12 schools
A+ Streamwood User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Streamwood
Overall user rating
87% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
92% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Streamwood, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Streamwood is a mid-sized city with a population of 40,552 residents. In Streamwood, there are 5,208 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Streamwood identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 25% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Streamwood might be a good fit as 75% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 57% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Living in Streamwood can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Streamwood and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 66 out of 100, Streamwood is ranked #15,987 in the United States and #545 in Illinois. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Streamwood ranks well for amenities (A+) and housing (A). There is at least one category that did not score well in Streamwood. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (D-), cost of living (F), weather (D-) and education (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Streamwood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      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 Streamwood 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.

      Assuming that Streamwood meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Streamwood. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Streamwood are simply unattainable. The median home price for Streamwood homes is $170,700, which is 2.3% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Streamwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 26.7% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Streamwood area were 5.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 8%.

      Streamwood transportation information

      Average one way commute32min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.6%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.3%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.4%4.4%4.6%

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