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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Norridge is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 15,083. Norridge is in Cook County. Living in Norridge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Norridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Norridge are highly rated.
About Norridge...
Population
15,083

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,222
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    255.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,760.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Norridge

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,378
National
$55,322

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Norridge Reviews

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Been living here for more than a decade. Excellent location. Quiet, safe and close to major facilities (like the airport, downtown, fashion outlets & all state arena). Not much diversity, mostly Italian & Polish. Even though we are a minority, people here are respectful. We prefer this town over an overly populated area with unruly neighbors. Not familiar with the school since my child goes to a private school at this time. The village maybe strict with building code but it’s for our own safety and to me that is very important. Houses may cost more compared to Chicago but location and safety is our priority that’s why we choose to live here. Cops respond quickly since this is a small city, everybody is familiar with their neighbor and that’s why you can easily detect an outsider. Not much job opportunities in the city but we are near O’Hare and downtown, which is just a short commute.
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I would like to preface that I used to live in a very bad neighborhood on the south side of Chicago and the fact that Norridge is a very safe neighborhood close to O'hare is very nice. Job opportunities by my house were a lot easier to come by, children can safely play in their yard, I actually have a yard, and it is a very quaint and calm environment. For my younger siblings, having a park within walking distance that was safe is a true blessing. I have made friends that live in the area which I wasn't able to do on the south side. Everything is almost perfect. The only thing I do miss is having people that look like me. I miss the racial diversity, however I did have more contact with polish communities which is cool. Since I am an international traveler, being close to O’hare is very beneficial, and since plane noise doesn’t bother me, I have no complaints. The city is farther away, but at least the blue line is close. Overall I feel like we now have a permanent home.
Quiet neighborhoods. A lot of new shops and renovations being done to current plazas. There is a lot to do in the area and easy to walk or find public transportation. Like any neighborhood, one should be careful and aware of their surroundings but people are generally nice. Lots of families and retired individuals.