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

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West Ridge is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 78,466. West Ridge is in Cook County. Living in West Ridge offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Ridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Ridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Ridge are above average.

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About West Ridge...
Population
78,466

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,523
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,153
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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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
    264.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    11.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    164.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    261.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    904.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,240
National
$62,843
Families with Children
33%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  12%

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