Skip to Main Content
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Dolton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 22,927. Dolton is in Cook County. Living in Dolton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dolton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Dolton and residents tend to be liberal.
About Dolton...
Population
22,927

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,188
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Dolton
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Dolton 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    171.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    527.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,952
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,805.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    686.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Dolton

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,402
National
$55,322
Places like Dolton
More

Dolton Reviews

42 reviews
All Categories
Dolton isn't necessarily the ideal place to bring up children but it isn't all bad . Dolton isn't in a good school district, and the community center we have is dangerous and is smaller compared to that of Calumet city and south Holland. The crime rate is raising and the property value is dropping because of this. It will be hard to sell property because of the reasons stated above. Although Dolton has its cons, it also has pros. There is always something to partake in during holidays. For example, treat or treating for children, Halloween parties at the recreation center, and kids and adults fitness and aerobic classes. Dolton isn't all bad but there needs to be improvement.
Start Your Review of Dolton
Rate It!
I lived in Dolton, IL from Kindergarten to Sixth grade. I've lived in three different houses in Dolton. Each side of Dolton were different environments. More areas are more sex offenders than others. The older I got the worst the neighborhoods grew. I saw my first violent encounters when I moved by Dolton Public Library.
Dolton is a disappointing suburb to live in. Residents here mostly keep to themselves to avoid crime and troubles. The authorities often do not do enough to keep the neighborhoods safe as there are constant thefts and other neighbor harassment issues throughout this area. There are also hardly any community events for everyone to engage in despite the city desperately trying to be inclusive. I wish Dolton could become a safer place with more activities for the youth to participate in.