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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 3.7% 8.3% -4.6% $10,000 to $14,999 3.9% 5.5% -1.6% $15,000 to $19,999 4.0% 5.5% -1.5% $20,000 to $24,999 5.9% 5.8% +0.1% $25,000 to $29,999 7.1% 5.9% +1.2% $30,000 to $34,999 5.2% 6.0% -0.8% $35,000 to $39,999 6.6% 5.7% +0.9% $40,000 to $44,999 5.6% 5.6% +0.0% $45,000 to $49,999 6.0% 5.0% +1.0% $50,000 to $59,999 9.9% 9.4% +0.5% $60,000 to $74,999 17.8% 11.4% +6.4% $75,000 to $99,999 13.9% 11.6% +2.3% $100,000 to $124,999 6.0% 6.1% -0.1% $125,000 to $149,999 1.3% 2.9% -1.6% $150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 2.6% -0.3% $200,000 or more 0.9% 2.8% -1.9%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.5% 7.1% +0.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 23.6% 13.0% +10.6% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.9% 15.2% -0.3% 20.0% to 24.9% 17.5% 13.1% +4.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.3% 10.1% +1.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 5.2% 7.0% -1.8% 35.0% to 39.9% 4.6% 4.8% -0.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 1.7% 6.2% -4.5% 50.0% or more 9.1% 17.3% -8.2% Not computed 4.7% 6.3% -1.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 12.5% 12.2% +0.3% 25 to 34 years 30.0% 29.1% +0.9% 35 to 44 years 22.3% 21.9% +0.4% 45 to 54 years 14.3% 14.5% -0.2% 55 to 64 years 7.7% 8.2% -0.5% 65 to 74 years 5.4% 6.3% -0.9% 75 to 84 years 6.0% 5.4% +0.6% 85 years and over 1.8% 2.4% -0.6%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 34.7% 28.2% +6.5% 30 to 44 minutes 21.1% 24.2% -3.1% 45 to 59 minutes 15.5% 16.4% -0.9% 60 or more minutes 28.6% 31.2% -2.6%
Source: 2000 Census
The Quintessential Small Town
If you’re looking for an apartment in a small town with a rich history, a busy schedule of events, and around 17,500 friendly neighbors, well, you’re pretty specific in your search, but Sycamore, Illinois may just be the place for you. Renters who move to Sycamore can party wholesome at festivals and celebrations throughout the year, including the Pumpkin Festival, a weeklong fair that attracts tens of thousands of people from all over. Between festivals, renters can recharge their batteries with a stroll through one of the many parks, or with a night out with the neighbors at a locally-owned restaurant. If you ever felt the need to head out of town, Chicago—with its sports teams, theaters, and music—is just over an hour away. It may be a little far to commute back and forth often, but it’s close enough to enjoy an occasional evening or weekend out in the city.
If I Could Turn Back Time
Sycamore, which was established in the middle of the 1800s, prides itself on being the quintessential small midwestern town. As was the case in many other settlements in the area, Sycamore relied heavily on farming, a tradition that is still very much alive today. Renters can learn more about the town’s history by heading down to the Sycamore History Museum or by strolling through the Victorian Era houses and buildings in the town’s historic district. History buffs and fans of classic cars should also make sure to make it out for the Turning Back Time Car Show—if they can find a way.
Steam Powered Sycamore
Steam is making a comeback. Sure, electric and gas-powered gadgets can get the job done but, as fans of steampunk will tell you, if you’re not wearing old-fashioned goggles on your tractor to keep the hot air out of your eyes, you’re just not having as much fun. Each year, Sycamore is host to the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club’s Steam Show and Threshing Bee. Though the main purpose of the event is to show off the incredible power of steam at the steam-powered sawmill, on the steam-powered railroad, and in the fields for a little steam powered threshing, the four-day event also includes parades, live music, a flea market, and some of the best BBQ around.
The Original Mr. Pumpkin
There’s no doubt about Sycamore’s favorite holiday. Halloween is a huge to-do in this town—tens of thousands of out-of-towners come to Sycamore every year in order to participate in the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. This grassroots festival began in 1956 when a local man by the name of Mr. Pumpkin (okay, his real name is Wally Thurow) decorated a couple of pumpkins and placed them on his lawn. While this wasn’t a new idea—carving vegetables is an ancient practice and the jack-o-lantern has been around since at least 1837—the people of Sycamore were blown away by Mr. Pumpkin’s spectacularly decorated squashes. The modern-day festival spans the entire last week in October and has arts and crafts, a parade, a carnival, and just a touch of spooky fun.
Get out and Play
Surrounded by farmland and forest, Sycamore is a great town for renters who love to make the most out of every sunny day that comes their way. The town is home to more than a dozen parks, a community golf course, a clubhouse, a pool, and a number of sports fields. Biking and walking paths run through the parks, and play structures provide kids with places to climb, slide, and swing. The park district is extremely active and provides renters with dozens of activities, classes, and fitness programs to join. If you’re new in town and looking for a way to meet a few new friends, signing up for a couple of classes is a great way to meet some likeminded people. The park district also organizes a number of special events each month, filling up all the weekends between holiday celebrations and fairs. Music lovers should be sure to head out to the Good Tymes Shelter to enjoy one free show after another in the summer concert series. Sycamore may be a small town, but renters won’t ever have an excuse to be bored living in such a vibrant community.
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How much should I expect to pay for utilities in Sycamore each month, depending on the time of year?
Because of the hot summers and cold winters in Sycamore, monthly utilities will vary drastically by season. The gas bill will be highest in winter, when the heat will be used without fail, and the electric bill will be highest in summer, when it's necessary to use the air conditioning from June through Labor Day. Also, it depends on the size of your house or apartment, the number of people living in your unit, and whether or not heat is included. On average a family of three can expect gas and electric combined to cost between $200 and $300 per month.
Is Sycamore pet friendly?
No, Sycamore is not a pet-friendly city. There are no off-leash dog areas, and very few parks where you can take your pets even if they are kept on leash. The only one of a decent size in town, in fact, consists of the Sycamore Community Park. Smaller parks within the city limits include Founders Park, Wetzel Park, and Emil Cassier Park. For camping and hiking with your pets, Castle Rock State Park is located about an hour west of Sycamore in Oregon, Illinois. There are also several other larger forested areas between Sycamore and Chicago.
What does everyone in Sycamore do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?
The Sycamore Golf Course, located right in town, is popular with some Sycamore residents. For more outdoor options, nearby DeKalb is home to a few parks, including Katz Park, Hopkins Park, McCormack Park, and P.A. Nehring Forest Preserve. And, located about 45 minutes southwest of Sycamore, Shabbona Lake State Park has facilities for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and winter sports. With a population of about 18,000, Sycamore doesn't have a wild nightlife, but it's sufficient, and it does have quite a few restaurants for those that enjoy dining out, as well as one movie theater in town: the Sycamore State Theater.