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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Chicago Ridge is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 14,338. Chicago Ridge is in Cook County. Living in Chicago Ridge offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Chicago Ridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Chicago Ridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chicago Ridge are above average.
About Chicago Ridge...
Population
14,338

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$962
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Chicago Ridge 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
    49.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    105.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,315.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    23%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Chicago Ridge

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,221
National
$55,322
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Chicago Ridge Reviews

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Grew up in a little town of Chicago Ridge, IL. It is peaceful and the community is very family oriented. Everyone knows everyone. I love most about Chicago Ridge is the planning and preparation for our annual fear every summer. Always look forward to attending and they normally have a celebrity band come. One year they had Keanu Reeves band, Dogstar play. For a small community they pull out all the strings!
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I love Chicago Ridge. Over years of me living here I have realized how safe it is and how wonderful of a community it is. I have the greatest memories growing up here and I would never want to change any of that. I am the fourth generation to live in Chicago Ridge. Our family especially knows everyone being that we have been here this long but it is a cool feature how everyone knows everyone in this town. Chicago Ridge offers many fun things to do, eating at various restaurants and walking our beautiful mall are two common activities. Overall Chicago Ridge is a great place to live, I would recommend it to anyone. Nothing needs to change in my opinion, our town is excellent.
Chicago Ridge is a wonderful suburb south west of the city of Chicago. It’s a very quite area with plenty to do. Numerous amounts of restaurants and salons, shopping stores, taverns and bars, movie theater, child friendly locations and all. It’s also affordable in terms of rent , parking, and utilities. There’s always plenty of community events going on all year long. A wonderful place to live and have a peace of mind.