It was named after Deerfield, Massachusetts, and for a large number of deer living in the area.

Welcome to Deerfield

Deerfield is located 29 miles north of Chicago. It was named after Deerfield, Massachusetts and for the large number of deer living in the area. In November 2007, listed Deerfield third in a list of the 50 best places to raise children. A city today of 19,000, Deerfield is home to the headquarters of Baxter Healthcare, Beam, Big Apple Bagels, CF Industries, Caterpillar, Fortune Brands Home & Security, and Essendant.


Affordable Places to Live

Median Household Income - $85,773

Median Home Value - $280,405

Housing Affordability Index - 143

Adults with 201(k) - 21.20%

Education & Career Opportunities

Unemployment Rate - 3.00%

Population With Bachelor's Degree or Higher - 37.50%

Population in the Workforce - 67.90%

Food Scene

Adults Drank Beer in Last 6 Months - 42.00%

Restaurants per Capita - 11.50

Adults who Dined Out - 54.80%

Average Annual Spending on Lunch Out - $1,374.00


Love Where You Live

Volunteerism Rate - 17.00%

Voting - 53.80%

Local Participation, Served on Local Committee - 5.60%

Diversity Index - 18.40



Population Has Health Insurance - 96.90%

Population Jogged in the Past Year - 14.40%

Hospitals per Capita - 0.00

Households Used Organic Food in Last 6 Months - 20.40%


Real Estate

Average Mortgage Amount - $1,290.78

Median Rent - $697.00

Homes Owned - 80.00%

Homes Rented - 20.00%



Population Went to Art Gallery Last Year - 5.90%

Population Attended Live Theater Last Year - 10.20%

Population Went to a Zoo Last Year - 13.10%

Population Attended a Sporting Event Last Year - 17.80%



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