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Cook County
  • County in Illinois

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  2. Housing
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  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
  4. Good for Families
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  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
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  8. Cost of Living
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  9. Health & Fitness
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  10. Outdoor Activities
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  11. Commute
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Cook County is located in Illinois with a population of 5,198,275. In Cook County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Cook County and residents tend to be liberal.

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Population
5,198,275

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,123
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    364.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    15
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    46.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    286.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    379.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,950.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    297.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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