Elmwood Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,521 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elmwood Park is the 93rd 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 (13.88%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (8.20%).
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.
One downside of living in Elmwood Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elmwood Park, the average commute to work is 35.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 overall education level of Elmwood Park is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.79% 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 $31,248, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,992 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 34.16% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elmwood Park include Polish, Italian, Irish, German, and Ukrainian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Elmwood Park's cultural character, accounting for 26.43% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Elmwood Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.