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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Highland Park is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 29,628. 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
29,628

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$584,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,754
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
    67.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    20.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    10.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    158.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    479.7
    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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Highland Park

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$150,269
National
$62,843

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