Sycamore, IL (City Center)




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About Sycamore, IL (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Sycamore is $192,876, which is more expensive than 54.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 49.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sycamore City Center is currently $1,131, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.6% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Sycamore City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sycamore, Illinois.

Real estate in the City Center of Sycamore, IL is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.6% in Sycamore City Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 59.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Sycamore, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Sycamore City Center neighborhood has more Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry.

Sycamore City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (2.0%) living in the Sycamore City Center neighborhood.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the City Center neighborhood in Sycamore is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 89.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. If you are considering retiring to Illinois, this is a good neighborhood to look at. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Sycamore are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Sycamore City Center neighborhood, 37.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.8%), and 16.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Sycamore, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (32.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report English roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (7.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sycamore City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.5%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Sycamore City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Sycamore 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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City Center 0.101011101001110
Sycamore 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Sycamore 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

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SYCAMORE CUSD 427


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
North Grove Elementary School
850 Republic Ave
Sycamore, IL, 60178
KG-05
Sycamore Middle School
150 Maplewood Dr
Sycamore, IL, 60178
06-08
South Prairie Elementary School
820 Borden Ave
Sycamore, IL, 60178
KG-05
North Elementary School
1680 Brickville Rd
Sycamore, IL, 60178
KG-05
Southeast Elem School
718 S Locust St
Sycamore, IL, 60178
KG-05
West Elem School
240 Fair St
Sycamore, IL, 60178
PK-05
Sycamore High School
427 Spartan Trl
Sycamore, IL, 60178
09-12

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