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, Lake Zurich has a very low population density. Lake Zurich is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Lake Zurich, 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. Lake Zurich has a population density of 3,203, with 20,765 current residents.
Out of the 20,765 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 71% of the residents are married and 29% are single.
- 51% Sun
- 36% Rain
- 33% Snow
47°F average temperature
- 24 years Median home age
- $364,020 Median home price
- -17.55% Home appreciation rate
- 19.95% Annual property tax
As for living in Lake Zurich, the air quality is 46% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 36% rainy, and 33% snowy. The average temperature is 47°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Lake Zurich, you should know that 89.4% of homes are owned while 8.9% of homes are rented, and 1.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $364,020, the median age of homes is 24 years, the annual home appreciation is -17.55% and the annual property tax is 19.95%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)1
When looking at the community of Lake Zurich, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Lake Zurich’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Lake Zurich is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 59.26% Democratic, 39.63% Republican, and 1.11% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
94%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
13%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Lake Zurich, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.30% of residents are unemployed in Lake Zurich (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Lake Zurich residents: 23.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.48% are in the arts and sciences field, 9.3% are in the customer service field, 31.8% are in the sales field, 0.13% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 93.87%, 7.10% of residents have an associate’s degree, 30.60% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 13.32% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Lake Zurich, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Lake Zurich have a few different options. 85% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.