Most Diverse Neighborhoods to Live in Chicago

Explore Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods to raise a family, ranked by Niche.

Choosing a diverse place to raise a family can impact the way a child sees the world.

Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, has a recently-released 2024 Most Diverse Places to Live. It offers a look at the most diverse places for people with kids in Chicago to call home based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics by city from the U.S. Census. You can find the full methodology here.

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Top 10 most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago

West Ridge

  • Average home value: $312,625
  • Population: 79,265

This Chicago neighborhood offers families an urban and suburban mix. Residents enjoy tons of options for restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks, and it earned a “B-” for public schools, according to Niche.

Little Italy/University Village

  • Average home value: $392,877
  • Population: 25,707

Little Italy/University Village is an urban neighborhood where most residents rent versus own their homes. Many young professionals live here, and it offers many options for parks as well as nightlife. It earned a “B+” in the good for families category from Niche.

Rogers Park

  • Average home value: $290,262
  • Population: 55,711

This densely populated neighborhood of Chicago offers residents easy access to the water as well as many restaurant and park options. It earned a “B+” in the good for families category from Niche.

North Park

  • Average home value: $408,476
  • Population: 19,398

North Park offers a diversity of ethnic and economic diversity as well as above average public schools. While finding housing is more difficult in this neighborhood, it scores a “B+” in the good for families category from Niche.

Hyde Park

  • Average home value: $332,284
  • Population: 29,559

This neighborhood has good public school options and is great for commuters. Hyde Park is one of the highest rated areas in Chicago to raise a family, scoring an “A-” in the good for families category from Niche.

Albany Park

  • Average home value: $390,737
  • Population: 47,663

Albany Park is a mix of urban and suburban and has a fairly even split between residents who own and rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in this neighborhood.

Bridgeport

  • Average home value: $392,602
  • Population: 33,186

With above average public schools and a mix of both urban and suburban elements, this Chicago neighborhood scores a “B” in the good for families category from Niche. Bridgeport also scores highly in outdoor activities, nightlife and commuting.

Galewood

  • Average home value: $285,524
  • Population: 10,367

Galewood is a smaller neighborhood in Chicago, but it still provides families with good options for housing and jobs. The median household income in Galewood is $90,886.

Humboldt Park

  • Average home value: $359,550
  • Population: 69,019

This neighborhood boasts a rich history with a lively cultural main strip. This center for Puerto Rican culture also offers families many restaurants, coffee shops and parks. There are many family friendly events in the neighborhood held year round.

Edgewater

  • Average home value: $310,402
  • Population: 49,273

The public schools in Edgewater are above average, a factor that contributes to this neighborhood’s high score from Niche in the good for families category. As the name suggests, this neighborhood borders the water. Plus, it offers good restaurant and park options.


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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist and copy editor. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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