Tinley Park is a larger medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 56,831 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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tinley Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.04%), sales jobs (13.07%), and management occupations (10.05%).
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.
In Tinley Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.87 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Tinley Park is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Tinley Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Tinley Park citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.23% of adults in Tinley Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Tinley Park in 2010 was $34,773, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,092 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 German, Polish, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Tinley Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.