Lacon, IL

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Lacon Profile


Overview

Lacon is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,739 people and just one neighborhood, Lacon is the 495th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Lacon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lacon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lacon is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lacon who work in office and administrative support (16.45%), healthcare suport services (7.33%), and food service (7.20%).

Also of interest is that Lacon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Overall, Lacon’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lacon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lacon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lacon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lacon may be for you.

Being a small city, Lacon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Lacon Demographics

In Lacon, just 13.00% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lacon in 2018 was $27,907, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,628 for a family of four. However, Lacon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lacon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lacon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lacon include German, Irish, English, European, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Lacon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source
Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Lacon, IL HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Lacon VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Lacon Property CRIMES

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Lowpoint-Washburn Elem School
Po Box 580
Washburn, IL 61570
PK-06
Lowpoint-Washburn Jr Sr High School
Po Box 580
Washburn, IL 61570
07-12
Midland Elementary School
625 6th Street
Lacon, IL 61540
PK-04
Midland High School
1830 State Route 17
Varna, IL 61375
09-12
Midland Middle School
901 Hilltop Dr
Sparland, IL 61565
05-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

MIDLAND CUSD 7


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Illinois

(10 is best)

Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 40.4% 48.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 39.3% 46.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.1% 2.0%

Educational Expenditures

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LOWPOINT-WASHBURN CUSD 21


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Illinois

(10 is best)

Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 52.5% 48.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 44.6% 46.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.8% 2.0%

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