North Chicago 60 Below average
North Chicago Livability #1,023 ranked city in Illinois#23,330 ranked city in the USARanks better than 20% of areas
A+ North Chicago Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- North Chicago Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Illinois
North Chicago
982% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Chicago cost of living
F North Chicago Crime Total crime is 50% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,36935% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3035% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
North Chicago crime
D- North Chicago Employment Household income is 29% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$42,14524% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,58534% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
North Chicago employment
F North Chicago Housing Home value is 39% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$106,50042% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,12819% higher than the US average
Home ownership
34%46% lower than the US average
North Chicago real estate or North Chicago rentals
F North Chicago Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
12%76% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
North Chicago K-12 schools
B- North Chicago User Ratings There are a total of 1 ratings in North Chicago
Overall user rating
70% 1 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
0% 0 total surveys
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      Living in North Chicago, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, North Chicago is a medium-sized city with a population of 30,023 residents. With a population density of 3,756 people per square mile, North Chicago is well above the nation's average density level. North Chicago is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (55%) and Black or African American (28%). Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of North Chicago are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 24 years old, North Chicago could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in North Chicago, Illinois. With useful information like weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in North Chicago and in the areas around North Chicago is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 55/100, North Chicago is ranked #27,083 in the United States and #1,266 in Illinois. Compared to the US average, this area has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. North Chicago has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that North Chicago ranks well for amenities (A+). Unfortunately for North Chicago, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy North Chicago on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in North Chicago. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in North Chicago are affordable. Median real estate prices in North Chicago come in at $106,500, which is 39.1% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In North Chicago, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average.

      North Chicago transportation information

      StatisticNorth ChicagoIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute16min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work39.3%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.0%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.3%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk36.2%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home12.2%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The North Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).