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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Garfield Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 37,159. Garfield Park is in Cook County. Living in Garfield Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Garfield Park there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Garfield Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Garfield Park...
Population
37,159

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,060
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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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
    1,940.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    148.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    1,481.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    612
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,971.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,088.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,337
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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Garfield Park Reviews

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It's really a horrible experience for someone who is not from the area. I've grown to get used to somethings in the area and know what to avoid. It's a very high crime area that includes drug trafficking, murder, theft, and property destruction. Police presence is present but not very effective to deal with the high crime. I've grew up in the area so I don't regret living here just over the years it has gotten worser. I know he things myself that should be fixed to make it a viable place to live where citizens of the community can be active.
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The crime in this area are bad, the police arrives in a quick and timely manner when they are contacted but anything else that could possibly lead to a crime such as fights, the police are known to take their time to get here in this area.
I definitely don't see myself or family staying here much longer. My mother who was working part -time got a condo unit very cheap in the neighborhood we live in now but we are planning to move in about a year or so. I don't feel safe in my neighborhood because there are too many shootings. I can't wait to move away from here!