Oak Brook, IL
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Oak Brook is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,070 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 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.

Even though Oak Brook 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.

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 62.90% 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 $88,167, 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 German, Italian, Greek, and Polish.

Oak Brook also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.46%.

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