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  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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
West Loop is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 33,768. West Loop is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in West Loop offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Loop there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Loop and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Loop...
Population
33,768

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$361,469
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,759
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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West Loop Rankings

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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
    503
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    297
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239
    500
  • Theft
    6,410
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,601
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Great neighborhood for easy access to award-winning restaurants and to many offices downtown. While it doesn't have the neighborhood feel of a Lincoln Park, it's great for urbanites!
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Great neighborhood, grew up here and lived here. The elementary schools and high schools in the neighborhood are high achieving. There are a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as markets for buying fresh foods. I have never had a problem with not feeling safe, and the people you meet are friendly.
Culturally diverse neighborhood with A+ public transportation and a great walking score. There are plenty of restaurants and stores.