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    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Old Town is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 29,358. Old Town is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Old Town offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Old Town there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Old Town and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Old Town...
Population
29,358

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$556,989
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,738
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    304.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    197.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    197.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,216.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,171
National
$62,843
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    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  12%

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