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 96.26% 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 healthcare (21.90%), management occupations (20.87%), and sales jobs (13.55%).

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.

In addition, Oak Brook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Oak Brook is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Oak Brook really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Oak Brook perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Oak Brook is a pretty powerful place. 62.90% of the adults in Oak Brook have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Oak Brook in 2010 was $88,167, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $352,668 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, Italian, Greek, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Oak Brook's cultural character, accounting for 26.46% 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 Chinese.