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Chicago
  • City in Illinois

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Chicago is a city in Illinois with a population of 2,709,534. Chicago is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Chicago offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chicago there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chicago and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chicago are above average.

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About Chicago...
Population
2,709,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    616.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    28.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    50
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    292.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    320.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,293.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    373.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    national  12%

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