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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Cedar Lake is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,024. Cedar Lake is in Lake County. Living in Cedar Lake offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cedar Lake there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Cedar Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cedar Lake are highly rated.
About Cedar Lake...
Population
12,024

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Cedar Lake 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
    57
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    325.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,180.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Cedar Lake

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,702
National
$55,322
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Cedar Lake Reviews

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I moved to Cedar lake in 2008. I attended Hanover Central High School. Coming from a private Catholic school, I was intimidated by a public school. However, Hanover was a wonderful school and I was able to fit in well. It is a beautiful town and the view of the lake on a summer night is so gorgeous. I love where I live!
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Moved to cedar lake 6 years ago, and have loved it ever since. Small town with friendly people makes it feel like home. My fiancee and i bought our house in cedar lake almost 2 years ago now and have loved it ever since! A short distance to the lake is so nice in the summer time, and I love being able to walk to lemon lake with my dog. He loves the dog park, so it works out perfectly!
Not far from the city (Chicago, an hour - 70 min. commute), and you still get small town vibes. Nice people, and community. Most importantly safe!! Good schools, and quiet. Family oriented environment with a beautiful lake - in the summer it's like a vacation spot!