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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
North Chicago is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 30,013. North Chicago is in Lake County. Living in North Chicago offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Chicago there are a lot of parks. Many families live in North Chicago and residents tend to lean liberal.
About North Chicago...
Population
30,013

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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North Chicago Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live 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
    169.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    71.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    81.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in North Chicago

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,679
National
$55,322
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North Chicago Reviews

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Close to a diverse range of other suburbs, North Chicago has everything you could imagine within a 30 minute drive. Six Flags is to the north, Lake Forest to the south, and the city within an hour and a half, there is plenty to do and see! Furthermore, it's right on the lake, providing many natural opportunities.
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It’s nice and small. No real hustle and bustle. It’s whiter and simple. Cheap to live. High school and community center employees tend to over lap. Aftera, they are a stree apart. There’s some violence but in isolated pockets. Low income neighborhood but very livable and safe. Nothing like what people might think by reading the news. Families have been established there for years. Many parks but no grocery stores. Should be more opportunities for kids. The rowdy because they’re restless.
I love the area.. Close to transit you have a choose of two metra stations five minutes apart..buses are a block away and dropp you off also at metra stations that take you downtown in a half hour..resturants are in every directions with avearage dinning and upper class too..schools are blocks away grammer and high schools..highyways are 5 to 10 minutes away depending on where you are going.. The forest preserve is also blocks away that you can go jogging or bike riding.The forest preserve also also events during the holidays that the children attend and do activities. The only thing that i would love to see is better streets being paved that last longer than a few years.