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West Town
  • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL

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

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West Town is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 30,187. West Town is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in West Town offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Town there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Town and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Town are above average.

About

About West Town...
Population
30,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$496,534
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,741
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    424.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    431.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    486
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,891.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    457.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$117,370
National
$64,994
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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