Olympia Fields is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,833 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Olympia Fields is the 338th largest community in Illinois.
Olympia Fields real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Olympia Fields house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Olympia Fields is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Olympia Fields is a village of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Olympia Fields who work in office and administrative support (16.91%), management occupations (16.29%), and business and financial occupations (8.53%).
Also of interest is that Olympia Fields has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Olympia Fields, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Olympia Fields 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.
If knowledge is power, Olympia Fields is a pretty powerful place. 52.24% of the adults in Olympia Fields 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 Olympia Fields in 2010 was $48,565, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,260 for a family of four.
Olympia Fields is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Olympia Fields home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olympia Fields residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Olympia Fields include Irish, German, English, Lithuanian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Olympia Fields is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Langs. of India.