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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Chicago Lawn is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 53,098. Chicago Lawn is in Cook County. Living in Chicago Lawn offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chicago Lawn there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Chicago Lawn and residents tend to be liberal.
About Chicago Lawn...
Population
53,098

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,710
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Chicago Lawn Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    810.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    36
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    516.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    896.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,503.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    459
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,918
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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There are places around here that are dangerous to be around. If you know where to go, you can avoid it. There are lot of local shops to support from clothing and food. Public transportation is really good around here. Theres a bus stop and two train stations nearby to commute to downtown or anywhere in Chicago.
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I think the number one issue with the neighborhood is safety. That may be an issue that starts off within the average public schools in the area. They do their best to keep kids out of trouble but they are under-resourced and failing. However, it is not their fault. The city of Chicago might think putting a Starbucks near the neighborhood will put a bandaid over its wounds but really all it did was begin the gentrification of the neighborhood. A shame really, as there are many mom and pop shops and restaurants that have good, wholesome people just trying to make a living. While Chicago Lawn has it's issues, it has its charm and I don't mind living here.
The area I live is a very gang oriented, high crime area. The street I live on is pretty quiet, but the majority of the area is not. It is a predominantly Hispanic and African american area. I do not feel safe walking down the streets. All houses have steel locked gated fences around them, there is gratify everywhere. It is not very clean, there is garbage everywhere. Most people to not upkeep the alleys around them, there are often drug users and prostitutes trolling the areas and the alley ways. I would never choose to live here again. The only reason we are here now were due to circumstances, and affordability at the time. We are actually looking to relocate as soon as we can afford to do so. I would rank this area in the lower 25% of the rest of the country. I'm sure there are worse areas. I do not really see any difference or change in the future. No one really pays attention to the south side of Chicago. They have just accepted that it is a bad area.