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Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is named after Crystal Lake, a lake located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) west-southwest of downtown Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake is about 45 miles northwest of Chicago. The population was 38,000 at the 2000 census, but in 2010 the population was 40,743. Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County, part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The name "Crystal Lake" is often shortened to "CL" locally when referring to the town.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Crystal Lake in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Crystal Lake like a local. A gripping city on its own right, Chicago also deserves a visit. Chicago is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like The Art Institute Of Chicago, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Crystal Lake*

  • Pollution Statistics in Crystal Lake

    Know the pollution level of Crystal Lake before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Crystal Lake: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Crystal Lake for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Crystal Lake.

    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Crystal Lake - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 84.9 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 60.4 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.26 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Crystal Lake

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Crystal Lake

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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