Oak Brook, IL
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Oak Brook is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,077 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oak Brook is the 257th largest community in Illinois.

Oak Brook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Oak Brook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Oak Brook is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 95.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oak Brook is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Brook who work in management occupations (21.77%), healthcare (21.03%), and sales jobs (14.42%).

Also of interest is that Oak Brook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Oak Brook telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.94% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Oak Brook is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Oak Brook a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Oak Brook has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Oak Brook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Oak Brook, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Oak Brook, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Oak Brook is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.41% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oak Brook in 2010 was $88,696, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $354,784 for a family of four.

Oak Brook is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Oak Brook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Brook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oak Brook include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and Greek.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Oak Brook's cultural character, accounting for 27.11% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Oak Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Urdu.