Machesney Park INFORMATION

Population: 22,455

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 61%
Single 39%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Machesney Park has a very low population density. Machesney Park is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,870 Machesney Park
27,441 New York

City Info

Machesney Park, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Machesney Park has a population density of 1,870, with 22,455 current residents.

Out of the 22,455 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 61% of the residents are married and 39% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 53% Sun
  • 33% Rain
  • 11% Snow


50°F average temperature

  • 35 years Median home age
  • $104,540 Median home price
  • 0.25% Home appreciation rate
  • 25.64% Annual property tax
  • 81.5%
    Homes owned
  • 15.6%
    Homes rented
  • 2.9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Machesney Park, the air quality is 73% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 33% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Machesney Park, you should know that 81.5% of homes are owned while 15.6% of homes are rented, and 2.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $104,540, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.25% and the annual property tax is 25.64%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Machesney Park, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Machesney Park’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Machesney Park is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 55.57% Democratic, 42.76% Republican, and 1.68% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:18


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 9%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Machesney Park, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 15.90% of residents are unemployed in Machesney Park (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Machesney Park residents: 10.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 14.78% are in the arts and sciences field, 11.6% are in the customer service field, 27.7% are in the sales field, 0.10% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 26% 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 81.33%, 6.37% of residents have an associate’s degree, 8.89% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.91% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Machesney Park, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Machesney Park have a few different options. 88% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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