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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Munster is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 23,005. Munster is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Munster offers residents a sparse 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
23,005

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Munster 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
    17.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    70.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,540.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Munster

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,251
National
$55,322
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Best place to live for family and atmosphere. High education and public school system is one of the best in the US. Because the city has lots of hospitals (Chicago people most come out to Munster for hospitals) it surrounds with many doctors and scientists families. Very good place for your kids to grow. Nice landscape and restaurants, beautiful city!
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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.
We moved to Munster when my daughter was young. Munster has an outstanding school system. It has several public schools and 2 private schools to choose from. The community has many job opportunities for all ages. It has a variety of sports programs for children to participate in. It also has 3 hospitals, urgent care facilities and other medical facilities. You do not have to travel far to get excellent care.