Cook County

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Cook 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
    296
    264
  • Murder
    10
    5
  • Rape
    36
    37
  • Robbery
    237
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444
    1
  • Theft
    1,902
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    256
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,828
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

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