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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Belmont Cragin is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 78,753. Belmont Cragin is in Cook County. Living in Belmont Cragin offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Belmont Cragin there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Belmont Cragin and residents tend to be liberal.
About Belmont Cragin...
Population
78,753

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,539
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Belmont Cragin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    443.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    239.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    410.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,194.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    327
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,379
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%
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Belmont Cragin Reviews

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I really love living in Belmont Cragin. It’s very diverse and there is no divide between races, everyone is friendly to everyone. My neighborhood is full of hardworking families with a lot of kids in the area. Everywhere in Chicago is going to have some crime and some gangs but our area is a lot less dangerous than a lot of other areas in the city. I really enjoy living here.
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The schools needed improvement when I was in school, I think they have gotten better now. There has recently been an increase in violence, not constant though. Neighborhood has good restaurant and businesses, public spaces like parks and pools.
Somewhat unsafe but there are great restaurants, stores filled with friendly people. Staying out past dark has its negatives due to gang activity but overall I enjoyed my experience. I lived there for several years and made many friends, the people you meet are hard working and dedicated.