Richton Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,695 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Richton Park is the 177th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Richton Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Richton Park is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Richton Park who work in office and administrative support (20.37%), healthcare (9.62%), and sales jobs (7.63%).
Also of interest is that Richton Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Richton Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.41 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 Richton Park 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.
In terms of college education, Richton Park is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.54% of adults in Richton Park have a college degree.
The per capita income in Richton Park in 2010 was $25,233, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,932 for a family of four. However, Richton Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Richton Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Richton Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Richton Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Richton Park include Irish, African, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Richton Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.