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    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 33,896. 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
33,896

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$351,691
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,849
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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
    502.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    297.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,409.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,419
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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West Loop Reviews

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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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I have grown up there and seen many changes. I think there should be more diverse opportunities through the neighborhood instead of solely upgrading through gentrification.
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.