Franklin Park is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 18,312 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Franklin Park is the 138th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Franklin Park is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.57% of the Franklin Park workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Franklin Park is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin Park who work in office and administrative support (19.77%), sales jobs (8.49%), and maintenance occupations (5.36%).
Even though Franklin 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.
In terms of college education, Franklin Park is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.31% of adults 25 and older in Franklin Park have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Franklin Park in 2010 was $24,841, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,364 for a family of four. However, Franklin Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Franklin Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Franklin Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Franklin Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Franklin Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.73% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Park include German, Italian, Irish, and Czech.
Franklin Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.73%.
The most common language spoken in Franklin Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.