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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  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+
Population
33,509

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$472,419
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,662
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%

River North Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    509
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    538
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    292
    500
  • Theft
    6,641
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    541
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,547
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Very Convenient plenty of things to do and great commute options. There's the EL & Metra, Divy & uber or zip car. You don't need a car as many places are walking distance. For those cold snowy nights; uber is usually $6-10 pending where you're going!
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River North is fantastic! Lots to do and is in a great spot in the city. Not entirely affordable, however.
A very nice neighborhood, but the general attitude is that people in this area are better (and more entitled) than those around them. I guess that is what happens when your annual rent is the same as the average person's salary.