Chicago Lawn

Population: 53,841Median home value: $124,714 56 Ranks better than 8% of areas
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A+ Chicago Lawn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Chicago Lawn Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Illinois
Chicago Lawn
100same as the US average
11313% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chicago Lawn cost of living
F Chicago Lawn Crime Total crime is 88% higher than Illinois
Total crime
4,61268% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2268% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Chicago Lawn crime
F Chicago Lawn Employment Household income is 41% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$34,90937% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,28052% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
14%202% higher than the US average
Chicago Lawn employment
B- Chicago Lawn Housing Home value is 29% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$124,71432% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8728% lower than the US average
Home ownership
43%32% lower than the US average
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F Chicago Lawn Schools HS graduation rate is 22% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
66%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
13%74% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Chicago K-12 schools or Chicago colleges

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My 20's & 30's in Chicago Lawn, Chicago

I lived in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois for a number of years when I was in my twenties and early thirties. The area is the southwestern portion of the city. People who live there tend to think of Marquette Park as the middle of the neighborhood. There are many aspects of the area that made my time there very enjoyable. However, while there are some excellent bonuses to the area, there are certainly some downsides in addition.

Crime in this area of the city is quite high. With a lot of low income folks and a high number of immigrants, that seems to come with the territory. The crime in the neighborhood was one of the main reasons that I decided to leave. Everyone wants security and I didn't want to worry so much about safety anymore.

Many households are Spanish-speaking, and though you can get by with just English, it certainly helps to know at least a little bit of Spanish.

Many of these households have a lot of children living in them. There are a lot of kids running around the streets. This has overcrowded some of the schools and completely changed the demographic.

However, there are plenty of perks to living in this area. The culture of this neighborhood is rich and there is a certain flavor to the mixing of ethnicity and tradition that makes Chicago Lawn a very cool and interesting area of the city. This variety of culture manifests itself prominently in the food. The food is simply put, incredible. Family owned restaurants serve traditional foods from a variety of countries throughout the world. Palestinian food is a favorite as is Mexican, Caribbean, and Egyptian. These restaurants are also targeted at people who live in these neighborhoods, so it's not too expensive. In fact, the cost of living in this neighborhood is quite low.

There is great shopping here. This is mostly thanks to the variety of stores offered in the Ford City Mall.

There are plenty of parks and open spaces, although these area become dangerous once it gets dark.

As far as nightlife goes, there are plenty of bars and places to hang out, but there is nothing special and nothing particularly unique or fun. Those who enjoy the bar scene will appreciate what the area has to offer, but it is certainly nothing out of the ordinary.
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Source: The Chicago Lawn, Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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