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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Cedar Lake is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,242. Cedar Lake is in Lake County. Living in Cedar Lake offers residents a rural 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
12,242

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$904
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Cedar Lake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,261.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    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
$65,067
National
$55,322
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Cedar Lake has the small town Mayberry feeling where eventually you'll realize everyone knows everyone in one way or another. May it be through a mutual friend your the fast pace of "Word of Mouth".
The people here are friendly and when in need are helpful to each other. It's a slow pace, laid back kind of feeling with restaurtants, to much pizza and the lake. A nice place to just enjoy the water and relax, fish or go boating.
Cedar Lake resident live in a "vacation feeling" atmosphere all year long. We love it here......
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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!
Cedar Lake is up and coming! Housing is affordable with brand new houses on the market all the time. Neighborhoods are great! Family friendly area! Moved here 2 years ago and absolutely love it!