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 94.03% 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 (18.13%), sales jobs (13.66%), and business and financial occupations (8.07%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Oak Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In Oak Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Oak Park is a pretty powerful place. 61.20% 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 $57,106, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,424 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 Irish, Italian, English, and French .
In addition, Oak Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.20%).
The most common language spoken in Oak Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.