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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Northlake is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,376. Northlake is in Cook County. Living in Northlake offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Northlake there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Northlake and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Northlake are above average.
About Northlake...
Population
12,376

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$909
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Northlake Rankings

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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
    24.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    48.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,021.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Northlake

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,948
National
$55,322
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As someone who as moved basically every year because my mom is always finding a better place to move in as well as job, I have been living in Northlake for a couple of months now. My mom does not regret it because the Schools here are very good. You have stores and restaurants so close, you can walk to some! They also have many parks you can go to, to have fun and walk. Library's are also very close by. It is a safe and clean environment.
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The quiet town of Northlake, for most of the last decade, it has been a quiet place very family oriented with plenty of shopping, recreational buildings, and easy going neighbors. This little town has plenty to-do for night life and overall fun around the town, enjoy the close to home parks all but a hop, skip, and a jump away from each other. Public Library which has been updated and expanded updated and expanded Law Enforcement Building, as well as how well the city takes care of the streets, sewer, and overall upkeep of the area with little to no complaints from the residents.
Hometown friendly feeling, a mix of newer and older houses. Surrounded by many businesses and neighboring towns. Up to date public school system.