Elmwood Park, IL
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Elmwood Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,537 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elmwood Park is the 91st largest community in Illinois.

Elmwood Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Elmwood Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elmwood Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmwood Park is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmwood Park who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (9.25%).

One downside of living in Elmwood Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Elmwood Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Elmwood Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of people in Elmwood Park who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.42% of adults in Elmwood Park have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmwood Park in 2010 was $27,064, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,256 for a family of four. However, Elmwood Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elmwood Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Elmwood Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmwood Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Elmwood Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.64% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmwood Park include Polish, Italian, Irish, German, and English.

Elmwood Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.25%.

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