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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Little Italy/UIC is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 30,196. Little Italy/UIC is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Little Italy/UIC offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Little Italy/UIC there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Little Italy/UIC and residents tend to be liberal.
About Little Italy/UIC...
Population
30,196

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$305,435
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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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
    479.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    362.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    326.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,273.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    469.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,622
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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There's a lot of food options around, so watch your wallet. Most of the fun stuff in Chicago can be reached via CTA. We have a CTA stop on campus, so very easy transportation into the city!
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I enjoy the "small town" feeling in such large city. For example, when I walk to class and everyone who grew up in the neighborhood says hello and asks how I'm doing. It makes me feel like I am part of a very small and safe community. There aren't many things that I would change about the neighborhood. I do wish however, that there were more study places on the main boulevard. Someplace for students to go late at night to study together and get coffee or a snack.
Being in my neighboorhood is absolutely amazing because when I walk from school and from home I feel safe and I also feel like everyone else. What I mean when I say I feel like everyone else is that everyone around me is more or likely a student.