Evergreen Park, IL
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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%).

In Evergreen Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.20 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.

In Evergreen Park, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Evergreen Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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.