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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Rockdale is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 2,048. Rockdale is in Will County. Living in Rockdale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Rockdale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rockdale are above average.
About Rockdale...
Population
2,048

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$963
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Rockdale 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    568.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Rockdale

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,331
National
$55,322
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Rockdale Reviews

3 reviews
The crime rate in my community is not extremely high, but it could be improved.
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I love my community because of the cultural/racial diversity.
Many people stay in this community their whole life. It is very family oriented.