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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    311
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    232
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    390
    525
  • Theft
    1,801
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Cook County Reviews

5 reviews
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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.
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Excellent diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, culture, etc. Things I would like to see changed is more investment in empowering schools, communities and health systems to encourage health and improved social well-being.
I have been living in Cook County for more than 20 years. I like the diversity and the friendly atmosphere. There are so many things to do in Cook, like visiting museums, art exhibits, boat rides, delicious foods, the beautiful artitecture and the warm and gracious people who reside their.