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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Woodlawn is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 23,268. Woodlawn is in Cook County. Living in Woodlawn offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Woodlawn there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Woodlawn and residents tend to be liberal.
About Woodlawn...
Population
23,268

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,721
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%
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Woodlawn 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
    1,188.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    41.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    786.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,213.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,360.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    509.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,248
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Woodlawn Reviews

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Woodlawn is on the rise. I am a resident and investor in the community. Keep in my mind there are 4 quadrants (North east, South east, North West, South West) of the neighborhood. Bounded by stony island to the east, 60th street to the north, MLK drive to the west and 67th street to the south. Some quads are better than others, however the re-development process has started. With the new Jewels being constructed on the west side of 61st/Cottage along with newly constructed lofts on east side of 61st and 63rd/Cottage combined with recreational/commercial use the area will be one of the top desired communities to live in once all complete. Oh and lets not forget about the obama library which is scheduled to be complete by 2021. Home values are increasing and will soon double. The master plan of wood lawn has begun! Get in now before it's too late.
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I've lived in Woodlawn all of my life. Growing up, I've experienced multiple occasions of gun violence, robberies, arson, and other crimes. The public schools here are okay; they're not the best but they're trying. As a kid in elementary school, our school never could afford books, lockers, nor supplies that could help us in the classroom. It was a very awful experience. The only good part about this neighborhood is Jackson Park which will be home to the Obama Library Center. Ultimately, this project will force the rent in the area to rise up and resident out of their homes because they can't afford it.
The things I like about Woodlawn would have to be the food options all around, there are so many amazing food restaurants around my community that Inmost definitely go to often. When I have the power to change my community, Woodlawn, I would start organization to prevent crimes and murder, the organization would be based off unity and hope for a safer world.