Cook County

4 reviews
  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
    575
  • 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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

4 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    2
  • Average
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I come from Poland and have been living in the USA for the past two years. The reason why I chose the Cook County to settle in was my family. All my Polish relatives currently living in the USA reside in Cook County. What I like the most about it, is the countless number of opportunities this areas has to offer. I am a college student and education is my top priority right now. Cook County has a lot of good schools and programs. Another thing that I like about Cook County is its diversity and multiculturalism. Being the second-most populous county in the United States, it hosts people from different parts of the World. I know that USA is filled with beautiful places, but I am happy to be living in Cook County and think it is a great place to live.
  • Current Resident
  • 12 days ago
I have been living in Cook County for more than 20 years. I like the diversity and the friendly atmosphere. There are so many things to do in Cook, like visiting museums, art exhibits, boat rides, delicious foods, the beautiful artitecture and the warm and gracious people who reside their.
  • Current Resident
  • 17 days ago
I love cook county i was raised in cook county and i wouldn't have it any other way. The culture that each neighborhood has its awesome. Everything is unique in its own way and that is what make cook county so special
  • Current Resident
  • 13 days ago