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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Wicker Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 23,514. Wicker Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wicker Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wicker Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wicker Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Wicker Park...
Population
23,514

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$458,238
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,551
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
    415
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    590
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    795
    500
  • Theft
    4,801
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    534
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,140
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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In frank terms, Wicker Park is the Williamsburg Brooklyn of Chicago. Wicker Park is a great place to live whether you are a recent college graduate, young professional, or new family. The neighborhood is full of great restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife. Stay in the Robey Hotel for a swanky experience in the heart of the neighborhood and grab a bite to eat at the newly opened Publican Anker across the street for one of the best burgers in town. After, check out Subterranean for a concert and dancing. Whatever you like to do, you can find it here in Wicker Park!
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Wicker Park is a beautiful up and coming neighborhood. I lived there for two years right outside the intersection of Damen and Division. The night scene is one of the best in the city. Milwaukee looks like a carnival at 3 am on the weekends! Food is amazing, people are nice. The housing market is exploding too, the value of my aunts house has nearly doubled in the last 6 years. The crime is no different then any other popular area in the city. The "local homeless" guys are so nice, I even have friends I bring sandwiches.
Wicker Park is a unique gem of culture and community in the landscape of the greater Chicago area. It offers spaces that range from expensive to cheap, quiet to bustling, urban to natural and everything in between! Local businesses and historical architecture promote a one of a kind atmosphere that is unmistakeable and worth preserving.