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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Berkeley is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,205. Berkeley is in Cook County. Living in Berkeley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Berkeley there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Berkeley and residents tend to be liberal.
About Berkeley...
Population
5,205

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Berkeley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    97.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,401.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    175.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Berkeley

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,130
National
$55,322
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Berkeley Reviews

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Moved to Berkey a few years ago wanting to find a small quiet town outside the city but close to Metra. I absolutely love that it's a small, tree covered town minutes from the metra. I can get into downtown in 35 minutes!
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Due to the fact that this city is considered to be lower class or poor, students don't get the same attention and opportunities as they would in other environments.
The neighborhood and it’s quiet and school system is good. He police are friendly and helpful. The streets are clean and stores owners are friendly. The cook county tax is high but is manageable. The mayor is nice and not to policial.