Crystal Lake, Illinois 

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Population

39,642

-1.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$80,136

Median Home Price

$267,600

Median Age

38.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.3

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Crystal Lake, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Crystal Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Illinois
County: McHenry County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Crystal Lake
Zip Codes: 60014
Cost of Living: 4.4% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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Crystal Lake, IL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Crystal Lake is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Crystal Lake jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Crystal Lake's cost of living is 4.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Crystal Lake's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Crystal Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, McHenry county remained narrowly Republican, 50.0% to 47.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Crystal Lake's population is 39,642 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Crystal Lake is Real Estate: $267,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.8%.

SCHOOLS
Crystal Lake public schools spend $11,945 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Crystal Lake. More Education



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Housing Market in Crystal Lake

It's a good time to buy in Crystal Lake. Home Appreciation is up 14.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Crystal Lake is $267,600.
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Reviews for Crystal Lake   7 Reviews
Lots of opprotunities - 1/7/2014
Great area for recreational boating, fishing and biking. Great place to involve your kids as there are lots of opportunities' for football, baseball and dance. For... Read More

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Time to move - 12/7/2013
I have been living here for 12 years. It's a nice community with friendly people, but I hate the weather. It feels like winter is 6 months long with many overcast days,... Read More

Boring - 6/15/2013
A nice place to raise a family, but not a lot of diversity. We are looking to move from here and searching in the Colorado... Read More


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