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Boystown
  • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

Report Card

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

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Boystown is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 4,246. Boystown is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Boystown offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Boystown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Boystown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Boystown are above average.

About

About Boystown...
Population
4,246

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$357,074
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,547
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    228.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    399.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    266.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,815.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    228.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$85,195
National
$64,994
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    62%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    national  11%

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