Evergreen Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,841 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Evergreen Park who work in office and administrative support (18.10%), teaching (10.72%), and sales jobs (9.16%).
Also of interest is that Evergreen Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Evergreen Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.78 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.
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 citizens of Evergreen Park are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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 $30,000, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,000 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 11.35% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Evergreen Park include German, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Evergreen Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.