A+ Woodstock Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Woodstock Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Illinois
964% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Woodstock cost of living
A+ Woodstock Crime Total crime is 46% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,27051% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7951% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-26%Year over year crime is down
Woodstock crime
D+ Woodstock Employment Household income is 5% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$55,9511% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,5774% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Woodstock employment
C+ Woodstock Housing Home value is 5% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$165,40010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9431% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Woodstock real estate or Woodstock rentals
F Woodstock Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
25%49% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Woodstock K-12 schools

Living in Woodstock, IL

Located in the state of Illinois, Woodstock is a mid-sized city with a population of 25,232 residents. At 90%, the majority of the Woodstock population is White; this is followed by 3% Black and 2% Asian. Woodstock has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 51% have kids.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Woodstock is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Illinois, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Woodstock, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, education, employment and more.

Woodstock has a livability score of 72/100 and is ranked #197 in Illinois and #8,564 in the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Woodstock ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (A). Regrettably for Woodstock, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: weather (F) and education (F).

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

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 96 crimes per 100,000 residents, Woodstock has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Assuming that Woodstock meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Woodstock. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Woodstock are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Woodstock come in at $165,400, which is 5.4% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Woodstock, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 0% lower than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Woodstock 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 Woodstock homes comes in at 7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.4%.

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      Woodstock is a horrible place to live. It is a racist town with families that have lived there for generations - probably former slave owners. It seems the incestious town is operated by children (now adults) who grew up in the town from the police department to local government.

      The best thing in town is Starbucks and the only claim to fame is the filming of Groundhog Day.

      It is a small town with one major grocery chain, Walmart, one major pharmacy chain, a few decent restaurants and not much else to speak of.

      The schools are not great and seems to have a good amount of poverty.
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      Source: The Woodstock, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).