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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Roseland is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 42,327. Roseland is in Cook County. Living in Roseland offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Roseland there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Roseland and residents tend to be liberal.
About Roseland...
Population
42,327

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,558
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,372
    283
  • Murder
    75
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    819
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,012
    500
  • Theft
    2,193
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    593
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,767
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Roseland is an area with predominately black people and unfortunately, it is a poor neighboorhood. However, I wouldn't say it's the worst in the city. I would like for it to be more diverse than it is and maybe that will help growth and ways of new thinking. The schools need more funding but you do have some teachers and administrators who are committed to their job. The crime rates are of a great number, but as I stated, it's not the worst. I wouldn't recommend starting a family here unless you have to due to budgeting reasons. At night, the danger arises -so I wouldn't recommend hanging out at night. There are a lot of routes to take public transportation so that is a perk. It also has a lot of abandoned houses. You probably can find a row of them on each block, which can be good for real estate. Overall, I believe this neighborhood needs some real work. It needs leaders who truly care about revamping this area.
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I've lived in Roseland all my life, it is a neighborhood located on the Southside of Chicago. It is the home to the historical site, A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porters Museum founded in 1995 to honor the African American men and women hired to work on the railroads as porters and maids on the sleeping cars after the Civil War. These hard working and dedicated individuals serve the American railroads for 100 years starting from 1860's to the late 20th century. The museum is mostly accredited to A. Philip Randolph Porter a leader of the Civil Right Movement and American Labor Movement. He was the first black man to form the first all-black union called The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925. These courageous men and women are widely credited with contributing to the development of black middle class in America. On February 19, 2015, President Obama designated the Historic Pullman district a National Monument that is now a part of the National Park Service.
Its quiet. The area I live in consists of retired seniors. However, there are some sirrounding areas with more age diversity. The Roseland community neighbors the historic pullman area. The schools need a little love though. There are plenty of beautiful homes in this area. Despite popular belief, Roselan is a nice place to live.