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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Munster is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 23,103. Munster is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Munster offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Munster there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Munster and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Munster are highly rated.
About Munster...
Population
23,103

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Munster Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    4
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140
    500
  • Theft
    1,867
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,894
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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My experience at Munster is one I will always cherish. If I had one word to describe Munster, it would be close-knit. Since Munster is a town and not a city, everyone in the community practically knows everyone. I remember my grandmother telling me when she visited that everyone was so friendly and treated each person like part of the community. These are some of the things I love about Munster. There is also another side to the argument, the things about Munster that I believe should change. This includes implementing programs that promote diversity. I believe Munster's diversity is average, but it could be better with these programs. These programs can include things like hosting different cultural festivals or celebrations.
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I like the closeness and the accessibility to many different restaurants and clothing stores, however, the price of living can sometimes be a bit much. The people are friendly!
Munster is a great suburb to live in. The public schools are all great and nicely spaced out for easy commuting. There are plenty of stores conveniently around for all types of items needed. There is a safe feeling within the community. The town itself is not very small but is a decent size. There are plenty of job opportunities for a variety of job fields. The people themselves are alright, while others can be quite snobby.