Humboldt Park

Population: 55,833Median home value: $154,009 57 Ranks better than 13% of areas
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A+ Humboldt Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Humboldt Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Illinois
Humboldt Park
1044% more expensive than the US average
11313% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Humboldt Park cost of living
F Humboldt Park Crime Total crime is 166% higher than Illinois
Total crime
6,523138% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 16138% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Humboldt Park crime
F Humboldt Park Employment Household income is 39% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$36,09535% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,96750% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%92% higher than the US average
Humboldt Park employment
A Humboldt Park Housing Home value is 12% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$154,00917% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8877% lower than the US average
Home ownership
37%43% lower than the US average
Humboldt Park real estate or Humboldt Park rentals
F Humboldt Park Schools HS graduation rate is 22% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
66%21% lower than the US average
School test scores
17%66% 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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I moved to Chicago right after college with some friends when I was in my early twenties and found myself living in Humboldt Park. Humboldt Park is a neighborhood on the North-West side of Chicago situated roughly between Western Ave and Pulaski on the East and West and appropriately enough North Ave on the North. Most people consider the train tracks south of Chicago Ave the lower border of the neighborhood. I lived in Humboldt Park for just about a year and can honestly say I enjoyed living there, even though now that I am raising a family it is not a place I would consider moving back to.

So to be totally blunt, at the time Humboldt Park was a neighborhood undergoing 'gentrification' and I was definitely a textbook example of that process in action. Traditionally, the area has a large Puerto Rican population and vibrant community. However as hip neighborhoods nearby like Wicker Park and Logan Square started to become too pricey, many young predominantly white people, like myself, started moving in because the rent was cheaper. When I lived in Chicago I worked downtown, partied in Wicker Park, and then finally stumbled home to Humboldt Park. This is not what most people would consider a 'family neighborhood', there is a lot of reported crime and when I moved there a lot of people warned me about this. I personally never had any problems here that I didn't encounter elsewhere, but I am a pretty cautious person.

There are alot of nice things to do in the neighborhood proper though; I definitely found some good places to eat. The first place to start in this regard is with the many latin restaurants situated along North Ave. Definitely check out 'Cemitas Puebla' for their sandwiches, and 'Feed' is a good slightly trendy place to get soul food. I went to 'The Flying Saucer' on California for breakfast alot, I pretty much got the same thing every time: eggs and pancakes, but they were really good! Another thing to remember is that the Humboldt Park neighborhood is named after a very large and very beautiful park of the same name. You're missing out if you don't have at least one picnic there when the weather turns nice. Go see the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in the gorgeous Humboldt Park stables building while you're there. Overall I'm glad I moved to Humboldt Park at the time, but it's definitely not a neighborhood I wanted to settle down in.
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Source: The Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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