Hyde Park vs. Evanston | By the numbers

How does Hyde Park stack up against Evanston?

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Percentage of population age 18–34 (2010 projection) Evanston 34.1 Hyde Park 40.7
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Percentage of town/neighborhood owned by the local university Northwestern/Evanston 5 University of Chicago/Hyde Park 21
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Total crimes reported in 2008 Evanston 3,038 (24.4 per capita) Hyde Park 1,220 (24.3 per capita)
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Violent crime incidents in 2008 Evanston 299 Hyde Park 236
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Median rent (2010 projection) Evanston $914 Hyde Park $665
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Median family income (2010 projection) Evanston $105,318 Hyde Park $119,565

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.

Figures from Metro Chicago Information Center, mcfol.org

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