This database is about Airbnb spots, socioeconomic indicators, and crime by community area in Chicago.

Variable Description Source
community Name of community area City of Chicago data portal
shape_area Polygon area  
shape_len Polygon perimeter  
AREAID ID number associated with the community area City of Chicago data portal
response_r Response rate of airbnb host Airbnb data: Inside Airbnb – only public available data were used. The data were collected on October 3rd, 2015.
accept_r Acceptance rate of airbnb host Inside Airbnb
rev_rating Host’s rating Inside Airbnb
price_pp Price per person Inside Airbnb
room_type 1 is entire home/apartment, 2 is private room, and 3 shared room Inside Airbnb
num_spots Number of airbnb spots Inside Airbnb
poverty Percent households below poverty Socioeconomic indicators: Chicago Data Portal. These indicators were built for the period 2008 to 2012.
crowded Percent housing crowded Chicago Data Portal
dependency Percent under 18 or over 64 years old Chicago Data Portal
without_hs Percent aged 25+ without high school diploma Chicago Data Portal
unemployed Percent unemployed above 16 years old Chicago Data Portal
income_pc Per capita income Chicago Data Portal
hardship_in Hardship index Chicago Data Portal
num_crimes Total number of crimes Crime: Chicago Data Portal. The crime data include the number of crimes (battery, burglary, gambling, homicide, kidnapping, robbery, stalking, homicide, and theft, among others; murders with data for each victim are not included) and thefts from October 2014 to September 2015 (one year before the Airbnb data).
num_theft Total number of thefts Chicago Data Portal
population Community area population in 2010 Census 2010, Chicago Data Portal

Prepared by Rodrigo Valdes. Last updated July 10, 2017. Data provided “as is,” no warranties.