Big Grove Township

11 reviews
  1. Town in Illinois
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$733
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,500
National
$53,046
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%

    Reviews

    11 reviews
    • Excellent
      4
    • Very Good
      3
    • Average
      2
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    It's just a small farming town, but Newark definitely has character. I especially enjoyed my high school experience in Newark. The high school staff and faculty are all very knowledgeable and caring for their students. The school is very technologically advanced for a small town school.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 19 2015
    They are great, food is good, museum is interesting. And there are friendly people owning the other businesses. All of the companies are locally owned and they thrive. Except the pizza place, no one can ever seem to "make it" there.
    • Niche User
    • May 8 2014
    Love the area. Would love to live here forever, but obligations cause are going to cause me to move soon
    • Niche User
    • July 8 2014