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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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
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%

West Loop 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
    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

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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West Loop Reviews

7
All Categories
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.