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Hillside
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

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

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Hillside is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 7,937. Hillside is in Cook County. Living in Hillside offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillside there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hillside and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Hillside...
Population
7,937

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,265
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    227.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    38
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    126.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    354.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,029.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  11%

Working in Hillside

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,019
National
$64,994

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