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.

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 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Olympia Fields, the average commute to work is 38.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Olympia Fields, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Olympia Fields is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.89% 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 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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