Tinley Park is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 57,143 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Tinley Park is the 22nd largest community in Illinois.
Tinley Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Tinley Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Tinley Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tinley Park is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tinley Park who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), sales jobs (12.59%), and management occupations (10.24%).
Also of interest is that Tinley Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Tinley Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Tinley Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Tinley Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.07 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Tinley Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Tinley Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Tinley Park citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.77% of adults in Tinley Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tinley Park in 2010 was $33,684, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,736 for a family of four. However, Tinley Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tinley Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Tinley Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tinley Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tinley Park include Polish, German, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Tinley Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.