Washington Park, IL
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Washington Park is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,990 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Washington Park is the 364th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Washington Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Washington Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washington Park is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington Park who work in office and administrative support (11.78%), personal care services (9.95%), and healthcare suport services (9.75%).

Despite the fact that it is a small village, Washington Park has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.

The citizens of Washington Park have a very low rate of college education: just 6.15% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Washington Park in 2010 was $10,587, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $42,348 for a family of four. Washington Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.79% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Washington Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washington Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Washington Park include African, Polish, Irish, and English.

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

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