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.
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.
In Olympia Fields, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.56 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Olympia Fields. 52.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.