Franklin Park, IL
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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.

When you are in Franklin Park, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.18% of Franklin Park’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (19.45%), sales jobs (8.72%), and maintenance occupations (7.48%).

The percentage of adults in Franklin Park with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.93% of adults in Franklin Park have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Franklin Park in 2010 was $24,056, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,224 for a family of four. However, Franklin Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Franklin Park is a very 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 45.89% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Franklin Park include Italian, German, Irish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Franklin Park's cultural character, accounting for 35.47% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Franklin Park is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.