Most Expensive Oak Park Neighborhoods
|1||N Oak Park Ave / Division St|
|2||North Ave / N Harlem Ave|
|3||N Harlem Ave / Division St|
|4||West Suburban College of Nursing / N Ridgeland Ave|
|5||S Oak Park Ave / Adams St|
|6||Fillmore St / S Oak Park Ave|
|7||S Ridgeland Ave / Adams St|
|8||Washington Blvd / S Grove Ave|
|9||N Ridgeland Ave / North Ave|
Oak Park is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 52,066 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Oak Park is the 29th largest community in Illinois. Oak Park has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Oak Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Oak Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Oak Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 93.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oak Park is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Park who work in management occupations (14.26%), teaching (12.72%) and office and administrative support (12.16%).
Of important note, Oak Park is also a village of artists. Oak Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oak Park’s character.
Also of interest is that Oak Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Oak Park, although not a huge village, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Oak Park is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Oak Park a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
In addition to being popular with young singles, Oak Park is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One downside of living in Oak Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oak Park, the average commute to work is 33.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Oak Park’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Oak Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Oak Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Oak Park is a pretty powerful place. 66.92% of the adults in Oak Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Oak Park in 2010 was $47,820, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,280 for a family of four. However, Oak Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oak Park is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Oak Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oak Park include Irish, German, English, Italian and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Oak Park is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|OAK PARK INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||22,670|
|OAK PARK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||61.34%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||38.66%|
|TYPE OF OAK PARK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||41.42%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.43%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||42.88%|
|SIZE OF OAK PARK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.30%|
|AGE OF OAK PARK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.56%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||11.25%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||19.89%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||65.31%|
|OAK PARK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$370,804|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,148|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||1.43%|
|$52,001 - $103,000||3.87%|
|$103,001 - $207,000||15.02%|
|$207,001 - $310,000||17.66%|
|$310,001 - $413,000||20.43%|
|$413,001 - $517,000||15.01%|
|$517,001 - $775,000||18.33%|
|$775,001 - $1,033,000||5.90%|
|PEOPLE OF OAK PARK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.78%|
|5 TO 17||18.06%|
|18 TO 24||5.77%|
|25 TO 34||14.32%|
|35 TO 54||30.99%|
|55 TO 64||13.29%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.81%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.47%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$78,802|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$47,820|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||8.62%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.03%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (15.69%)
Information Technology (4.09%)
Public Service (3.50%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||21.05%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.10%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.04%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.48%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.20%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (12.03%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (86.92%)
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