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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Douglas is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 20,781. Douglas is in Cook County. Living in Douglas offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Douglas there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Douglas and residents tend to be liberal.
About Douglas...
Population
20,781

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,564
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Douglas 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
    964.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    866
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,424.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    442.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,641
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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What I liked about Douglas was the vibrancy of certain blocks in the neighborhood. Residents that have lived in the community for decades provide a since of pride and character. Two things I would like to see change in the Douglas neighborhood is less vacant lots and the return of affordable housing for low-income families. It seems as if the plan to construct low-income and public housing in the neighborhood has been abandoned. In total, The neighborhood is a nice place just should be more affordable for people to live and shouldn't be taken over by wealth. Diversity in income should be the goal.
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The Douglas community is becoming more diverse than ever before. The beautiful homes that align King Drive from 35th through 37th are the cutest and spacious. We are just a short drive south from Downtown and you can get downtown on the CTA within 20 minutes. The shopping avenues are full of hidden gems. One being the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop of Chicago, located at 3521 S. King Drive. This gift shop is comprised of over 20 local vendors, designers, authors and artists who sell their works. The gift shop is open Wed-Sat.
Weather fluctuates often but overall is either cold or warm which is tolerable. Being the large city that it is there may not be as much opportunity for personal encounters in the city when everyone is so busy and on the move. There are obvious disparities in income, education, and resources and communities seem segregated at times. But overall it is a great city with a lot of opportunities to grow and meet new people when given the chance.