Tinley Park, IL
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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.

Unlike some villages, Tinley Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tinley Park are a mix 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 (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.

Because of many things, Tinley Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tinley Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tinley Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Tinley Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Tinley Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Tinley Park is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.