Northbrook Illinois overview and crime rate statistics
Incorporated in 1901, Northbrook is a suburb in Cook County, Illinois. Earlier known as Shermerville, the city was renamed Northbrook in 1923. Some amenities in the city include the Northbrook Court shopping mall, the Ed Rudolph Velodrome, the Chicago Curling Club, and the Northbrook Public Library. The city also has some parks and golf courses.
Northbrook Illinois City overview
The homeownership rate in Northbrook is almost 87 percent, which is higher than the national average. The median household income of families living in the city too exceeds the country’s average. Most families in Northbrook have income in the $200,000 plus range. A substantial percentage of families owning properties in the city have a property value in the range of $500,000-$750,000.
The biggest employers in the city are healthcare & social assistance, professional, scientific, tech services, and finance & insurance. Compared to many other US cities, Northbrook has a higher number of people working as health practitioners, and professional contributions to legal, Business & financial operations industry. Professionals working as health practitioners and those contributing to legal and management industries hold the highest paying jobs in the city. The highest paying industries in the city are finance & insurance, management of companies & enterprises, and professional, scientific, tech services.
The average commute time for Northbrook residents is around 26 minutes, which is almost equal to the national average. On average, families in the city own two cars. Most professionals prefer using their vehicle to commute to work. Northbrook has a well-developed transportation system. The Milwaukee District/North Line connects the city to downtown Chicago. Some bus services connect different parts of the city.
The male to female student ratio in the city is skewed in favor of female students. DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University are the major universities in the city. Registered nursing, general psychology, and general business administration & management are the most in-demand majors in the city. Most students choose not for profit 4-year or above institutions for graduating. As compared to many other U.S. cities, Northbrook has a higher number of students opting for a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.
Around 95 percent of residents in Northbrook are U.S. citizens. The local population majorly comprises of whites, Asians, and Hispanics. The percentage of the non-English speaking population in the city exceeds the national average. Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish are the major non-English languages spoken in the city.
Northbrook Illinois Crime statistics
Northbrook has a crime index of 59, meaning it is safer than 59 percent of U.S. cities. The city's total crime rate is around 12 per 1,000 people. Northbrook's violent crime rate of 0.3 per 1,000 residents is significantly lower than both Illinois' average and the national median. The chances of a person becoming a victim of a violent crime in the city are 1 in 3,340, which is again lower than Illinois' average.
The property crime rate in the city is 11 per 1,000 people, which is lower than the state and national average. The chances of a person becoming a victim of property crime in the city are 1 in 88. On an average, 29 crimes are reported per square mile in the city, which is lower than the state and national average. Most common violent crimes reported in the city include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Major property crimes committed in the city are burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.
Some of the safest neighborhoods in the city are Village Center, North Northfield, Pfingsten RdT/Techny Rd, Dundee Rd/Sanders, and County Line Rd/Waukegan Rd.