Oak Park, CA
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Oak Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,276 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oak Park is the 364th largest community in California.

Oak Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Oak Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Oak Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oak Park is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Park who work in management occupations (16.09%), sales jobs (13.44%), and office and administrative support (8.92%).

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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Oak Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oak Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Oak Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Oak Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oak Park in 2010 was $55,780, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,120 for a family of four.

Oak Park is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oak Park include Italian, Irish, English, and Russian.

In addition, Oak Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.19%).

The most common language spoken in Oak Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.