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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Oakland is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 6,474. Oakland is in Cook County. Living in Oakland offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Oakland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oakland and residents tend to be liberal.
About Oakland...
Population
6,474

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,649
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    86%
  • Own
    14%
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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
    841
    283
  • Murder
    47
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    311
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    452
    500
  • Theft
    2,803
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    561
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,548
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Living in Chicago is beautiful but as a youth everyday I feel I could possibly lose my life due to all the gang violence that takes place here. Its scary to think that as a child living here you may not make it to see the age 18, or even see college. Not even just that we are labeled one of the murder capitols of America. People don't even call Chicago by its name, most people call it "Chi-raq" because of all the deaths. For me that is very scary to live in, and everyday I can't wait to get out of here. I love my hometown of course but I'd love to see it improve. I'd love to see government officials stand up and make our city great again. Change is all Chicago needs.
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Not the greatest place, especially for a family of four the space was small.
There are good ways of transportation when I need to take the bus. Good amount of stores, but not everything that I could use. The living there is decent living. Although the space for four people was small in that apartment. Environment was okay, considering that it was not really anybody outside.