This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Crystal Lake has a very low population density. Crystal Lake is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Crystal Lake, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Crystal Lake has a population density of 2,704, with 43,922 current residents.
Out of the 43,922 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 67% of the residents are married and 33% are single.
- 51% Sun
- 38% Rain
- 32% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 21 years Median home age
- $187,800 Median home price
- -7.39% Home appreciation rate
- 19.7% Annual property tax
As for living in Crystal Lake, the air quality is 45% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 38% rainy, and 32% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Crystal Lake, you should know that 77.1% of homes are owned while 19.3% of homes are rented, and 3.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $187,800, the median age of homes is 21 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.39% and the annual property tax is 19.70%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of Crystal Lake, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Crystal Lake’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Crystal Lake is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 51.91% Democratic, 46.56% Republican, and 1.53% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
92%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Crystal Lake, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.60% of residents are unemployed in Crystal Lake (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Crystal Lake residents: 20.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.36% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.3% are in the customer service field, 29.6% are in the sales field, 0.09% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 91.73%, 6.76% of residents have an associate’s degree, 26.08% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.90% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Crystal Lake, you should be aware that the average commute time is 35 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Crystal Lake have a few different options. 83% of commuters use their own cars, 7% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.