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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Dolton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    528
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,952
    1
  • Theft
    3,805
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    686
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,346
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Dolton Reviews

29 reviews
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I have lived in Dolton for all of my life (with the exception of going to a college in downtown Chicago and living on campus there). There are good things about the town and not so good things. I like how it is a more urban community and has many popular food places and shops nearby and throughout it. It is also in a near hub of suburbs which include Calumet City, South Holland, Harvey, and Burnham close by and just a little further there is Country Club Hills and Orland Park. Chicago is also a nearby drive just being at least 30 minutes away. Somethings I would like to see change may be police patrolling and also increased police response time to certain manners. Animal cruelty cases are hardly responded to quickly or even at all. There are also occasional shootings and things which may be prevented if there were more police on the streets or at least some neighborhood watches in place.
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The area itself is a very wholesome community. Though it may not be the richest in lifestyle, the people and community are extremely strong. I personally live in my grandmothers home in a more secluded-woodsy area but whenever I go into the town itself, I am always treated with kindness and generosity. There are also great programs being implemented in libraries and recreational centers and the area itself is on its way to match the great people living within it.
I personally live in a more secluded area of Dolton where I am not actively apart of the crime around the area. However, I have witnessed troubling instances of people in the streets fighting and/or being pulled over by the cops. I have never personally experienced anything unfortunate with law enforcement or felt my safety was jeopardized.