Evergreen Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,325 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Evergreen Park is the 122nd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Evergreen Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Evergreen Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Evergreen Park who work in office and administrative support (13.29%), management occupations (9.77%), and sales jobs (8.51%).
One downside of living in Evergreen Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.20 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.
Even though Evergreen Park is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Evergreen Park citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.87% of adults in Evergreen Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Evergreen Park in 2010 was $33,770, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,080 for a family of four. However, Evergreen Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Evergreen Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Evergreen Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Evergreen Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Evergreen Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.90% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Evergreen Park include Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Evergreen Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.