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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Skokie is a town in Illinois with a population of 64,773. Skokie is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Skokie offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Skokie there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Skokie and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Skokie are highly rated.
About Skokie...
Population
64,773

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Skokie 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
    187.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    322.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,111.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    81.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Skokie

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,544
National
$55,322
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I love Skokie! I worked in the schools for 12 years and wanted to live nowhere else. It's wonderful. It's very diverse (as in there is no majority and minority) all races, religions, and cultures can be found here. Wonderful people that are very down to earth and many choices for food and recreation. The park district is one of the strongest, the library is wonderful, we're close to the lake but have plenty of affordable housing options. It's easily accessible, with the CTA and the yellow line. Right off of the highway. It's the northshore without the attitude problem.
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Skokie is a very diverse community, walking around town you see people from all different backgrounds. We are the largest village in the country. I have lived here my whole life and I love it. There's no busy city traffic at all hours of the day but it's still lively. There are parks sprinkled all over the community, if you took a stroll you'd probably pass quite a few. It's also a pretty safe and tight knit neighborhood, you don't hear about very much criminal activity taking place here but of course no place is exempt from crime. A lot of the community knows each other, if not through a personal or professional connection then through mutual friends. There are many different ethnic restaurants across the town from Chinese, to Indian to Mexican, we have it all. Most importantly we are an accepting and inclusive community where no one is singled out or made to feel unaccepted.
Skokie is a great place to live and start a family. The area is peaceful and has many great schools around and growing up here for 17 years, I have found that there are many things to do. While Skokie itself is quiet, this itself is not a bad thing, it's location provides easy rest for when breaks are needed and because of its proximity to places like Lake Michigan, Downtown Evanston, and Downtown Chicago, you are able to have fun when you want to while maintaining a calm and peaceful everyday lifestyle