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Highland Park
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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

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Highland Park is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 30,245. Highland Park is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Highland Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Highland Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Highland Park and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Highland Park are highly rated.

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About Highland Park...
Population
30,245

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$523,500
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,812
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Highland Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    40.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    115.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    489.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Highland Park

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$153,226
National
$69,021

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