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West Loop
  • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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West Loop is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 28,504. West Loop is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in West Loop offers residents a dense 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. The public schools in West Loop are above average.

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About West Loop...
Population
28,504

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$444,867
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,173
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    502.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    297.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    239.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    6,409.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$125,749
National
$64,994
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

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