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  6. Diversity
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Lincoln Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 46,138. Lincoln Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lincoln Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lincoln Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lincoln Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lincoln Park...
Population
46,138

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$540,488
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,553
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    142.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    161.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    384.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,988.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    203.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,544
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    48%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I am at the perfect distance of big city and residential living with urban vibes. Local restaurants and boutiques are bountiful, and there is always some cozy cafe or bar popping up. Nightlife exists, but it is never so loud or dangerous (or barf covered). Parking can be a challenge, but if you are here long enough, you will learn the tricks. There is greenery, trails, and the lakefront which are wonderful! Very commuter friendly, by public transportation or foot (or bike!), probably more so than by personal vehicle. You are a mere 30 minutes or less from anything you could imagine, whether that be theater, comedy, athletics, sports, zoo, museums, or any other historical memorabilia. People are generally friendly, and you could ask the nearest pass-byer for directions just about anywhere. Markets and stores do exist, and you will pay a slightly higher price for your everyday items. As long as I am living in Chicago, I do not want to leave the Lincoln park area.
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Lincoln Park is one of Chicago's superior neighborhoods! Lincoln Park is one of the safest communities in the city and by far has some very cool homes that everyone wants to live in. We are home to some very original and cool shops, restaurants, and things to do outside of work, school, and responsibilities. Lincoln Park also has great access to the Chicago Transit Authority train and bus lines. Overall, Lincoln Park is an amazing community that cannot be overlooked!
Lincoln Park is in the midst of a demographic adjustment. Although the $1M+ townhomes w/rooftop decks sit right next to senior buildings, it is still well protected, safe to walk your dog at night, non-stressful type of neighborhood where you can breathe. In the midst of this city, there are places where you can't do so, or if you do, no telling what's going in your lungs! LP is cool.