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Oak Lawn
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Oak Lawn is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 55,432. Oak Lawn is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Oak Lawn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Lawn there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Oak Lawn and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Oak Lawn are above average.

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About Oak Lawn...
Population
55,432

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    103.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    51.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    100.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,298.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

Working in Oak Lawn

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,352
National
$64,994

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