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, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington Park who work in maintenance occupations (14.91%), healthcare suport services (12.51%), and office and administrative support (11.01%).
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 population of Washington Park has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.68% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Washington Park in 2010 was $10,639, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $42,556 for a family of four. Washington Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.89% 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 Irish, African, Scots-Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Washington Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.