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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Cicero is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 83,735. Cicero is in Cook County. Living in Cicero offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cicero there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Cicero and residents tend to be liberal.
About Cicero...
Population
83,735

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Cicero 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    442.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,573.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    40%
    13%

Working in Cicero

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,110
National
$55,322
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Public schools are know to help students to their full potential. The schools offer lots of help to family that struggle financially and open doors for learning The community is always helping out by keeping neighborhoods clean and safe. Very Family friendly, many parks and events are hosted in the summer. Sometimes there are summer events and there are programs for teens to keep them out of trouble. There is curfew to keep the kids safe and the police and safety patrol is always monitoring. Very small area in which everyone takes care of each other and helps contribute to the community.
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I love how everyone in Cicero is easy to relate to and we all share the same struggles and successes. We all struggle financially, and we are mostly of Hispanic descent. It isn't a fancy area filled with extravagant places and scenery, but all of our residents try their best to change something about it a little more every day. We all want each other to succeed and make something of ourselves. We all want each other to break through the barriers and reach our hopes and dreams. We are always looking for a better tomorrow.
However, I would like to see more diversity within Cicero. We are mostly of Hispanic descent. Because of this it is easy to relate to one another, but it is also sad to see that the people in our community don't have as much interaction with other cultures as they should.
I like the big community parks, recreational centers, and multiple community activities that Cicero hosts. They even have Zumba in the morning and afternoon!