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Skokie is a town in Illinois with a population of 63,821. 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.

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About Skokie...
Population
63,821

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$318,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,271
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    115.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    28.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    91.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    298
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,566.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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