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Riverside
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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

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Riverside is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 8,759. Riverside is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Riverside offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Riverside there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Riverside and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Riverside are highly rated.

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About Riverside...
Population
8,759

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$406,300
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,209
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    11.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    58
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    34.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    220.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    777.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  12%

Working in Riverside

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,657
National
$62,843

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