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.

Elmwood Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

In Elmwood Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.75 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Elmwood Park is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Elmwood Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.