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 24,537 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 (14.49%), sales jobs (11.86%), and management occupations (8.55%).

One downside of living in Elmwood Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.67 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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Elmwood Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Elmwood Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Elmwood Park is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.46% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elmwood Park in 2010 was $26,723, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,892 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 27.88% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmwood Park include Polish, Italian, German, Irish, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elmwood Park's cultural character, accounting for 27.00% of the village’s population.

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