Lincoln Park - Chicago, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    44,843
  • Population Density
    18,548 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    2 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    25 3.9
Lincoln Park is a neighborhood in Chicago with 44,843 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very high income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 25 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety: I have never seen or heard of a crime that happened very close to my home.
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This is a good area to live in, I have just gotten tired of it.
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love living in Lincoln Park. It has made me who I am today and I would not change that for the world.
    • 5
    Housing: Many large beautiful houses. The neighborhood has made a lot of progress in the last few years in terms of housing. Many range in style, size, and amenities.
    • 5
    Community: Many people have moved to Lincoln Park from all over Chicago to start a family. Because of this, there are so many children who have grown up in the neighborhood and have lived a great life because of that.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Old Town 27,951
Sheffield & DePaul 12,132
Gold Coast 18,271
River North 31,760
Lake View 89,551
West Town 30,744
Bucktown 12,728
North Center 34,815

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
Streeterville 23,728
West Loop 31,353
Wicker Park 23,221
Loop 28,285
Uptown 54,062

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Chicago Public Schools 682

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Walter Payton College Prep Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Young Magnet High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Northside College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Lane Tech College Prep High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Jones College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
Vaughn Occupational High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Northside Learning Center Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
PAEC Center Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
R. Graham Training Center High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 A. Jackson Elementary Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
Peace & Education Coalition High School Public 10-12 High
3.33 Noble Street College Prep Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 Lincoln Park High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 DeVry University Advantage Academy High School Public 11-12 High
3.00 Stone Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Von Steuben Metro Science High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 O.A. Thorp Elementary Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Alcott Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 LaSalle Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Dr. Marktin Luther King jr. College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Mark Sheridan Math & Science Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Latin School of Chicago Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 University of Chicago Lab School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Lydia Urban Academy Private, Alternative, Religious 9-11 High
Jewish Children's Bureau School Private, Religious, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Thresholds High School Private, Special Education 10-12 High
4.33 Francis W. Parker School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Esperanza School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Lawrence Hall Youth Services Private, Special Education 9-12 High
4.00 The Chicago Academy for the Arts Private 9-12 High
4.00 Roycemore School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Fenwick High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Bridge View Day School & Challenger Day School Private, Special Education 5-12 Middle, High
Ucan Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Notre Dame High School for Girls Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
4.00 Ida Crown Jewish Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Chicago Hope Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
4.00 Chicago Waldorf School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Chicago International Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.33 Logos Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 St. Gregory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Walther Lutheran High School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
College of DuPage
Moraine Valley Community College
DeVry University - Illinois
American InterContinental University - Online
Harper College
City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College
City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College
Triton College
City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J. Daley College
City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College
City Colleges of Chicago - Truman College
Oakton Community College
Robert Morris University - Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College
City Colleges of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College
South Suburban College
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Computer Systems Institute
Universal Technical Institute - Chicago
Morton College
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Chicago
St. Augustine College
University of Phoenix - Chicago
Kendall College

Around Lincoln Park

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
White 81.45% 63.25% 62.85% 54.70% 62.61% 72.26% 53.59% 60.23% 64.96%
Hispanic 7.77% 16.62% 16.28% 20.94% 6.13% 5.64% 12.88% 9.14% 20.23%
Asian 5.20% 4.83% 4.84% 5.77% 16.15% 15.15% 9.78% 19.07% 5.31%
African American 3.51% 12.23% 14.16% 16.87% 12.56% 4.28% 19.95% 9.24% 6.37%
Multiracial 1.98% 2.05% 1.60% 1.45% 2.23% 2.21% 3.22% 2.11% 2.87%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.16% 0.02% 0.02% 0.04% 0% 0.05% 0% 0%
Other 0.04% 0.19% 0.13% 0.15% 0.05% 0.04% 0.33% 0.21% 0.25%
Native American 0% 0.66% 0.11% 0.11% 0.24% 0.42% 0.20% 0% 0%

Age

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
9 years and under 10% 13% 13% 13% 6% 3% 7% 7% 11%
10 to 17 years 5% 11% 11% 11% 1% 1% 4% 2% 5%
18 to 24 years 15% 10% 10% 9% 18% 9% 7% 19% 8%
25 to 34 years 32% 13% 14% 14% 33% 32% 27% 38% 38%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13% 14% 14% 10% 16% 17% 17%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 14% 14% 9% 11% 14% 7% 9%
55 to 64 years 7% 12% 12% 11% 13% 15% 12% 6% 5%
65 and over 9% 13% 13% 12% 7% 19% 12% 4% 6%

Education Levels

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
Less than a high school diploma 3% 14% 12% 13% 2% 1% 11% 4% 10%
High school diploma or equivalent 5% 28% 27% 25% 5% 3% 15% 6% 8%
Some college or associate degree 10% 29% 29% 27% 13% 14% 19% 10% 13%
Bachelor's degree 44% 18% 20% 21% 40% 43% 33% 41% 44%
Master's degree or higher 38% 11% 12% 13% 39% 39% 22% 40% 25%

Gender

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
Female 51.2% 50.8% 50.9% 51.1% 50.2% 53.6% 48.1% 49.1% 48.4%
Male 48.8% 49.2% 49.1% 48.9% 49.8% 46.4% 51.9% 50.9% 51.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
Own 43.0% 64.9% 66.9% 66.0% 40.1% 45.4% 30.4% 46.1% 43.2%
Rent 57.0% 35.1% 33.1% 34.0% 59.9% 54.6% 69.6% 53.9% 56.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
Assault 182.1 264.1 245.1 68.1 990.9 125.0 385.7 442.5 364.8
Murder 2.2 5.2 6.2 7.1 0 0 9.2 0 0
Robbery 146.6 135.0 145.4 187.3 526.2 69.0 185.5 284.4 407.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Lincoln Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area Loop Streeterville Uptown West Loop Wicker Park
Burglary 306.5 575.0 410.9 439.9 284.2 168.1 200.2 284.4 810.3
Larceny 3020.3 2114.0 1722.0 1806.4 13418.8 2595.2 1746.6 5137.7 4462.9
Motor vehicle theft 202.1 257.3 157.4 220.7 261.2 69.0 194.7 382.8 360.6

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 33% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 5 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 33% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 75% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 12% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.