A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Population
5,236,393

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$980
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Cook County 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
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    311
    0
  • Murder
    11
    0
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    232
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    390
    1
  • Theft
    1,801
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,251
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Cook County Reviews

8 reviews
All Categories
I've had a great time living in Cook County for the large majority of my life and I have had a very satisfactory experience attending school here. Cook County also has a great abundance of beautiful places and trails to take a jog or exercise in general. In Cook County, there is also a diverse selection of quality stores to shop at and many great attractions. Finding a job in Cook County though has been exceedingly difficult.
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I come from Poland and have been living in the USA for the past two years. The reason why I chose the Cook County to settle in was my family. All my Polish relatives currently living in the USA reside in Cook County. What I like the most about it, is the countless number of opportunities this areas has to offer. I am a college student and education is my top priority right now. Cook County has a lot of good schools and programs. Another thing that I like about Cook County is its diversity and multiculturalism. Being the second-most populous county in the United States, it hosts people from different parts of the World. I know that USA is filled with beautiful places, but I am happy to be living in Cook County and think it is a great place to live.
Cook County is a very diverse and friendly neighborhood. The best thing about Cook County is the food. There are many restaurants that cover the entire culinary world. The most important thing about Cook County is the safety of the neighborhood, it is mostly safe and there are always police men and women around.