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North Center
  • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

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

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North Center is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 36,149. North Center is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in North Center offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In North Center there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in North Center and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Center are above average.

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About North Center...
Population
36,149

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$659,317
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,552
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    158.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    135.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    317.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,305.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$140,779
National
$64,994
Families with Children
35%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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