2017 Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Chicago Metro

Explore the most diverse neighborhoods in the U.S. based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics from the U.S. Census.

See how this ranking was calculated
  • National
  • By State
  • By Metro
Viewing 1-25 of 94
  1. 1

    Little Italy/UIC

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 42 reviews
    Niche User:The experience is fantastic. People are welcoming and always happy to see one another. They are outside gardening and being friendly to fellow neighbors.
    More about Little Italy/UIC
  2. 2

    West Ridge

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 82 reviews
    Current Resident:As a person who lives in West Ridge, Chicago I can say it is a very nice neighborhood and possibly one of the most safe and spectacular neighborhoods of Chicago. It is very diverse, has a lot of great places like restaurants and places for fun. One thing I would change about this neighborhood would probably be all the construction always going on but then again it is in Chicago and there is always construction going on here.
    More about West Ridge
  3. 3


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 42 reviews
    Current Resident:The area i live in is safe, im not that far from Chinatown or a grocery store. There are two huge public parks and several grammar schools and preschools around. The only issue i have is public transit. I can take two different busses, but they take a long time to arrive at the train terminal after 7pm. The bus that drops me off closest to my place stops running at 9pm every day and earlier on weekends. Very inconvenient when you work late or have a late gig. If you speak chinese and english here, you'll get a job quicker. Same with knowing spanish. There is no night life, which is probably why i like it here. This area is more family oriented.
    More about Bridgeport
  4. 4

    Rogers Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 105 reviews
    Current Resident:I love Rogers Park! I've lived here for 5 years and haven't wanted to leave. The population is extremely diverse. The food is amazing. Public transportation is very easily accessible. It only takes about 20 minutes to get anywhere via car. I've never felt scared or in danger when walking by myself, day or night. I love it here!
    More about Rogers Park
  5. 5

    Near South Side

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 9 reviews
    Parent:This area is located within walking distance of stores, restaurants and entertainment. Parking is very expensive but public transportation is readily available.
    More about Near South Side
  6. 6

    Hyde Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 65 reviews
    Former Resident:Hyde Park has been under development for years. The neighborhood has plethora of stores, restaurants, bars, salons, a gym, several dentists, etc. You're guaranteed to find whatever you need! There's two local high schools and a couple of elementary schools. It's a ver safe and diverse environment.
    More about Hyde Park
  7. 7


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:I love the area I live in. It is very safe and peaceful.
    More about Galewood
  8. 8

    Albany Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 92 reviews
    Current Resident:Albany Park has a very diverse community. Though predominantly Hispanic, ethnically speaking, the community is a melting pot. It is a relatively safe area, with adjacent communities being Lincoln square, North Park, Irving Park, Portage Park, and more. The precinct I am in borders the Chicago River. Overall, my living experience has been great. I used to go on runs with my father and brother on the track at the Chicago Celtic Training Location. There are many recreational activities one can partake in if they choose to live in Albany Park. There are great high schools around Albany Park, like Theodore Roosevelt High School, and Northside College Preparatory High School a little north of the Albany Park community. Roosevelt High School has a large demographic and and currently 33 languages are being spoken at the school. Overall, the public school system, transportation system, and social network makes Albany in general a great community.
    More about Albany Park
  9. 9

    North Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 32 reviews
    Nearby Resident:North Park is an awesome Chicago neighborhood. I live about five minutes away. It has a bunch of restaurants and things to do around there. Other neighboring neighborhoods are Albany Park, Budlong woods, and Lincoln Square.
    More about North Park
  10. 10


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 124 reviews
    Current Resident:Edgewater has been my home for the past few months since I moved back to Chicago. Since then, here have been ups and downs, just like any other place in the world. One big downside has been the fact that our car got stolen within the first 2 months of moving here! On the other hand, that could be a plus, since we haven't had to worry about gas, accidents, or any other car related costs. Down the road from our apartment, there are some nice cozy places to enjoy yummy food, great coffee, and spend time with friends and loved ones. Edgewater is great if you don't like being in a huge city but still enjoy having easy access to the city when you have a day off. It's along the "main vein" as I call it, which means the bus on Clark and the red line go straight to downtown Chicago. That in itself is a never ending adventure. Overall, I am really pleased where we decided to live and there are few places better than this location.
    More about Edgewater
  11. 11


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 129 reviews
    Current Resident:I've lived in Ashburn all of my life, and I can happily say I've had nothing but great memories about it. I've met some of the nicest people there . Everyone is so helpful towards one another. When someone is in need, a neighbor comes to their rescue. Also, The people that live here are very respectful and courteous. When you walk down the street, someone speaks and greets you with a "Hello", or "How are you". Everything about the neighborhood is just so warm and welcoming. I've witnessed people that weren't from here move into a house, and other neighbors made sure they felt right at home.
    More about Ashburn
  12. 12


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 53 reviews
    Current Resident:Uptown is a great up and coming neighborhood. There's great bars and restaurants around, multiple schools, Target and Aldi and Jewel-Osco. The streets could use some more cleaning and TLC, though. The train is right there! Close to the beach, like a 5-10 minute walk.
    More about Uptown
  13. 13

    Irving Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 96 reviews
    Niche User:The atmosphere in where I live is generally friendly and respectful. The people are nice.The food is great. There are plenty of places to get food. We have lots of good hole-in-the-wall restaurants that make Polish, Mexican, and Asian (especially Korean) food around here to choose from. Also, we have several supermarket chains as well as many smaller grocery stores (think ethnic stores) that are just a 10-minute car ride away! Good transportation: there are many bus routes that begin around 5AM and end around 11PM, occasionally later on weekends. In addition to that, we also have a great train service that goes to the city centre; it takes only roughly 25 minutes! And the best part of a train heading downtown is the view. At least 90% of the rail is elevated. It is great compared to the city of Chicago, but fairly good compared to the rest of the country.
    More about Irving Park
  14. 14

    Humboldt Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 53 reviews
    Current Resident:I've lived in the Humboldt Park area for about 17 years. It has changed over the years and has become better. There are more public playgrounds and they have been improved over time. It is very safe , different kinds of people live here which is great! It is mostly a clean neighborhood. There are many public schools in the area and bus stops good for transportation for example the Grand , North , Chicago,California, Armitage and Fullerton buses are all very close.
    More about Humboldt Park
  15. 15


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 30 reviews
    Current Resident:I like how hegewisch is a nice quite family friendly community that is clean and open for anyone. I wouldn't change anything other than fix some places up that haven't been in the best shape.
    More about Hegewisch
  16. 16

    Fuller Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 3 reviews
  17. 17

    Armour Square

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
  18. 18

    Mckinley Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 31 reviews
    Current Resident:McKinley Park offers affordable living for all types looking to enjoy all the perks of living in Chicago. A 45-minute ride on the Orange Line will take a commuter into the Loop where entertainment, culture, art, and education abound. The local Mexican restaurants in this up and coming neighborhood will leave the pocketbook as full as the stomach, and the extra elbow room of this quasi-suburban atmosphere ensures a small escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
    More about Mckinley Park
  19. 19


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 9 reviews
    Current Resident:I knew nothing about Andersonville when my realtor suggested an apartment located at one of the main intersections in this northern Chicago neighborhood. I put all my trust in her because she said it was a perfect up-and-coming neighborhood for a millenial in graduate school like me. At my doorstep, I have access to very unique restaurants and boutiques. Although I've been there for about a year now, there are still new things for me to discover!
    More about Andersonville
  20. 20

    Printers Row

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 2 reviews
    Former Resident:Diverse, vibrant neighborhood that is super close to the loop. Some of the neighborhood fixtures (bars, bookstores, and historical buildings) give the area a cozy feel but the new apartments and condos and the general diversity of the area also make it feel very vibrant and exciting. Printers Row is literally steps from to the major downtown festivals and events in the summer (e.g., Blues Fest, Taste, Draft Town), and has a huge annual event in its own (LitFest).
    More about Printers Row
  21. 21

    Portage Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 133 reviews
    Current Resident:We moved from Andersonville to Portage Park in 2015, and couldn't be happier! It has all of the conveniences of the city, but is quieter. For people sick of condo living, and looking for a single-family home in the city, I couldn't more highly recommend it!
    More about Portage Park
  22. 22


    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 53 reviews
    Current Resident:There's always something to do once you step out of your place. From great museums, theater, night light, restaurants. I particularly loving walking on the Riverwalk and taking in the beautiful sights and architecture this city has to offer!
    More about Loop
  23. 23

    Logan Square

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 52 reviews
    Current Resident:I have been living in the logan square area for over 10 years now! When i first moved to the neighborhood it was completely different, there were a lot of Gypsies, there were very different because they wouldn't work or go to school, they would steal and sell. It was very different for me because i never seen families who didn't feel it was necessary to get an education. The stores down Milwaukee were completely different as well, there were a lot of polish deli's and lot more polish people as well. As the years went on there is now a lot more white people living in the area. There are a lot of bars and really good restaurants. Before there were a lot of what felt like gang members, and now i feel as the neighborhood is a safe place to be which is a very good feeling.
    More about Logan Square
  24. 24

    West Loop

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 5 reviews
    Current Resident:Great neighborhood, grew up here and lived here. The elementary schools and high schools in the neighborhood are high achieving. There are a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as markets for buying fresh foods. I have never had a problem with not feeling safe, and the people you meet are friendly.
    More about West Loop
  25. 25

    Garfield Ridge

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 67 reviews
    Niche User:The area we live in is very nice. Its located within walking distance of schools and parks ans stores but we are also a few minutes from one of the major expressways in Chicago . Alot of people in the neighborhood have been born and raised here and many stay and then raise their own here. I have known some of the guys I hang out with since I was 6 years old from playing baseball together and then grammar school sports (even though we attended different grammar schools). I think this area will always remain a close nit neighbor hood as there are alot of city workers that live here be it policemen, firemen, school teachers or officials. Our neighborhood is very comparable to many throughout the US I think because it has everything you need close by and the people here tend to take care of their own.
    More about Garfield Ridge