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Lower West Side
  • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Lower West Side is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 34,237. Lower West Side is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lower West Side offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lower West Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lower West Side and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lower West Side are above average.

About

About Lower West Side...
Population
34,237

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$325,192
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,230
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Lower West Side Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    592.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    17.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    212.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    366.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,339.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    313.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,037
National
$75,149
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    national  11%

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