Skokie Illinois overview and crime rate statistics
Located around 15 miles from the downtown loop, Skokie is a village in Illinois. Originally a German-Luxembourger farming community, Skokie has a sizeable Jewish population. The village has some historical sites and public spaces. Every year, the Skokie Park District organizes the Skokie Festival of Cultures that celebrates the village's ethnic diversity. One of the major attractions in the village is the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center that was opened to the public in 2009.
Skokie Illinois City overview
Skokie's homeownership rate of around 72 percent is more than the national average. The median household income to exceeds the national average. Most families in the village have a household income in the range of $75,000-$100,000. Most families holding properties in Skokie have a property value in the range of $300,000-$400,000.
The most popular industries in the village are healthcare & social assistance, educational services, and retail trade. Legal professionals and those employed with companies working in the field of computer & mathematics and architecture & engineering hold the highest paying jobs. The highest paying industries in Skokie are finance & insurance, utilities, and professional, scientific, tech services. As compared to many other U.S. cities, Skokie has a larger number of companies operating in healthcare & social assistance, educational services, and transportation & warehousing.
The average commute time for Skokie residents is around 29 minutes, which is more than the national average. On an average, families in Skokie own two cars. Most professionals use their vehicles to commute to work. Chicago L’s Yellow Line serves downtown Skokie. Some CTA and Pace bus routes run throughout Skokie. Some major highways in the village are Interstate 94, Route 50, Route 48, and US 41. These highways connect Skokie to different parts of Illinois and the country.
The male to female student ratio in Skokie is skewed in favor of female students. The most popular universities in the village are Hebrew Theological Institute, Computer Systems Institute, and Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute. The most in-demand majors among the students are receptionist, medical assistance, and computer support, specialist. Most students prefer graduating from for-profit less than 2-year institutes. As compared to many other U.S. cities, Skokie has a larger number of students opting for a less than a one-year postsecondary certificate in computer graphics.
Almost 88 percent of residents in Skokie are U.S. citizens. The local population primarily comprises of whites, Hispanics, and Asians. The percentage of non-English speakers in the village is more than the national average. Spanish, Tagalog, and Urdu are some of the most popular non-English languages spoken in the village.
Skokie Illinois Crime statistics
Skokie has a crime index of 20, meaning it is safer than 20 percent of U.S. cities. The village has a total crime rate of around 27 per 1,000 residents. Skokie has a violent crime rate of around 3 per 1,000 citizens, which is less than the state and national average. The chances of a person becoming a victim of a violent crime in Skokie are 1 in 346, which is lower than the state average. Skokie’s property crime rate is around 25, which is more than the state median. The chances of a person becoming a victim of a property crime in Skokie are 1 in 41, which is lower than the state average. Around 173 crimes are reported per square mile, which is significantly higher than both the state and national median. Violent crimes reported in the village include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Common property crimes committed in Skokie are burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.
Some of the safest neighborhoods in Skokie are Keeler Ave/Golf Rd, Knowledge Systems Institute/Dempster St, Hebrew Theological College/Touchy Ave, Crawford Ave/Oakton St, and Skokie Blvd/Church St.