Oak Brook, IL
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Oak Brook is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,091 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 96.28% 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 (22.93%), healthcare (21.37%), and office and administrative support (14.39%).

Oak Brook is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oak Brook’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Oak Brook. 64.48% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Oak Brook in 2010 was $86,134, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $344,536 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 Irish, German, English, and Polish.

Oak Brook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.56%.

The most common language spoken in Oak Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Hindi.