Olympia Fields, IL
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Olympia Fields is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,025 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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Olympia Fields is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olympia Fields is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olympia Fields who work in management occupations (15.86%), office and administrative support (11.11%), and healthcare (10.14%).

One downside of living in Olympia Fields, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.34 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small village, Olympia Fields has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Olympia Fields is a pretty powerful place. 51.89% 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 $47,508, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,032 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, English, African, and Lithuanian.

The most common language spoken in Olympia Fields is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.

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