Elmwood Park, IL
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Living in Elmwood Park


Elmwood Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,098 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, Elmwood Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elmwood Park are a mix 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 (13.94%), sales jobs (10.81%), and management occupations (7.58%).

Also of interest is that Elmwood Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Elmwood Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

In terms of college education, Elmwood Park is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.89% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmwood Park in 2018 was $29,827, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,308 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 31.30% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmwood Park include Polish, Italian, Irish, German, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elmwood Park's cultural character, accounting for 27.11% of the village’s population.

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