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Stone Park, IL

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Overview


Stone Park is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,426 people and just one neighborhood, Stone Park is the 365th largest community in Illinois.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Stone Park, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.72% of Stone Park’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Stone Park is a village of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stone Park who work in maintenance occupations (9.96%), food service (9.68%), and office and administrative support (8.42%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The overall crime rate in Stone Park is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Stone Park is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

Stone Park ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.28% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Stone Park in 2022 was $22,375, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,500 for a family of four. However, Stone Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stone Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Stone Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Stone Park, accounting for 93.47% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Stone Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stone Park include Italian, German, English, Irish, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Stone Park's cultural character, accounting for 42.79% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Stone Park is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Stone Park, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.6% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 33.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 86.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Stone Park are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 31.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 41.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.3%), and 15.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 81.1% of households. Some people also speak English (16.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Stone Park, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (86.2%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (4.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (2.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.7%). In addition, 42.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.8%) and 6.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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