Oak Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 13,898 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oak Park is the 368th 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.
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.
Of important note, Oak Park is also a town 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Oak Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oak Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oak Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 32.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Oak Park is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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 60.40% 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 2018 was $71,890, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $287,560 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 Polish, German, English, European, and Italian.
In addition, Oak Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.26%).
The most common language spoken in Oak Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.