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.
Oak Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.58% 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 (17.94%), sales jobs (16.24%), and business and financial occupations (10.17%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.58% 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.
Because of many things, Oak Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oak Park a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oak Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 32.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Oak Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
If knowledge is power, Oak Park is a pretty powerful place. 62.59% 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 2018 was $61,934, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $247,736 for a family of four.
Oak Park is an extremely 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 German, Polish, English, Italian, and Irish.
Oak Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.40%.
The most common language spoken in Oak Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.