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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
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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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 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
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
    191.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,993.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    85.7
    284
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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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I love living in Skokie. The diversity of people is unlike any other town, city, village I’ve ever been to. It’s equidistant to the city, lake, rural areas, and has a great mall for shopping. Anything you would need is nearby and the people for the most part are friendly!
It's great living in skokie. I'm 5 minutes from 94 and a 15 min drive to downtown. Home prices are going up big time because of how great the schools are. As a young family I couldnt be happier with the quality of education, beautiful parks, new shopping is always being built and location. We have access to two great shopping areas old orchard and village crossing. It is also very safe. I see police cars everywhere and the whole neighborhood is very vigilant in reporting crimes. The village of skokie picks up trash twice a week and also come by without asking and trims our tree over out back alley. Had a water main break in the cold.....fixed in 2 hours. I mean come on. They are well organized and funded.