Olympia Fields is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,884 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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olympia Fields who work in office and administrative support (15.73%), management occupations (14.51%), and healthcare (8.95%).
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.
One downside of living in Olympia Fields, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.56 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.
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 52.05% 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 $47,705, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,820 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 German, Irish, English, Lithuanian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Olympia Fields is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.