1/6Percentage of population age 18–34 (2010 projection) Evanston 34.1 Hyde Park 40.7
2/6Percentage of town/neighborhood owned by the local university Northwestern/Evanston 5 University of Chicago/Hyde Park 21
3/6Total crimes reported in 2008 Evanston 3,038 (24.4 per capita) Hyde Park 1,220 (24.3 per capita)
4/6Violent crime incidents in 2008 Evanston 299 Hyde Park 236
5/6Median rent (2010 projection) Evanston $914 Hyde Park $665
6/6Median family income (2010 projection) Evanston $105,318 Hyde Park $119,565
By Brent DiCrescenzo|
It’s a bad rap: When North Siders think of Hyde Park, many automatically think higher crime rate. In fact, Hyde Park had the sixth-lowest number of violent crimes out of Chicago’s 25 police districts in 2008—and a lower total than Evanston (albeit in a smaller geographic area). Here are some other numbers that might surprise you.