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Best Cities to Live in Illinois

Best places to live rankings for Illinois are based on livability scores that range from 0 to 100.  These scores are derived from the city’s economics, job opportunity, diversity, wealth inequality, cost of living, education and crime data from the U.S. Census, FBI and other sources including City Stats own gathered data.  There is also a happiness rating we use that comes from a machine learning algorithm that was developed to determine how happy people in each city this is also a weighted factor in the our goal to find the best places in America.

  1. City | Population 280

    Livability

    89


  2. City | Population 773

    Livability

    88


  3. City | Population 642

    Livability

    88


  4. City | Population 289

    Livability

    88


  5. City | Population 158

    Livability

    88


  6. City | Population 624

    Livability

    87


  7. City | Population 250

    Livability

    87


  8. City | Population 231

    Livability

    87


  9. City | Population 202

    Livability

    87


  10. City | Population 142

    Livability

    87


  11. City | Population 120

    Livability

    87


  12. City | Population 100

    Livability

    87


  13. City | Population 3452

    Livability

    86


  14. City | Population 2988

    Livability

    86


  15. City | Population 461

    Livability

    86


  16. City | Population 312

    Livability

    86


  17. City | Population 290

    Livability

    86


  18. City | Population 185

    Livability

    86


  19. City | Population 166

    Livability

    86


  20. City | Population 138

    Livability

    86


  21. City | Population 100

    Livability

    86


  22. City | Population 94

    Livability

    86


  23. City | Population 67

    Livability

    86


  24. City | Population 2495

    Livability

    85


  25. City | Population 624

    Livability

    85