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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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Dyer is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 16,077. Dyer is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Dyer offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Dyer there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Dyer and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Dyer are highly rated.
About Dyer...
Population
16,077

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Dyer 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
    18.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    69.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    699
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Dyer

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,167
National
$55,322
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I was born in Dyer, Indiana so that makes almost 18 years that I have lived in Dyer! I have made so many great friends while playing the multiple sports that I played. We all grew up on the Dyer Little League baseball field and have life long friendships because of this. All the Middle Schools play one another in football and basketball and friendships were made along the way. We all eventually ended up at Lake Central High School. Although my High School is as big as it is, I still feel like there is a personal touch to being there with all my friends.
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It's a quiet town but homey. There are also lots of stores in Dyer, and the nearby areas also have great shopping districts. There is not a lot of commotion beside Route 30 Friday evening rush. It's very close to Illinois as well and getting to Chicago is quick. There's a lot of community services too such as the dances or children activities or fireworks month to month.
It is a very safe area. You would be shocked about how nice the houses are here. I have lived here for about 7 years now and I love the area. It's just a very small town and there is not much to do here. All the fun stuff is 15-45 minutes away from you. It's a town that is just looked over a lot, but a place where you will love especially since you have all the school districts Bibich, Lake Central High, and Kahler within a 1-5 mile radius, maybe less.