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Population (year 2000): 55,245. Estimated population in July 2005: 53,991 (-2.3% change)
Males: 25,902 (46.9%), Females: 29,343 (53.1%)

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Median resident age: 41.5 years
Median household income: $47,585 (year 2000)
Median house value: $157,000 (year 2000)

Oak Lawn, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Oak Lawn:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (30.5%), German (19.6%), Polish (19.3%), Italian (9.8%), English (4.4%), Arab (3.9%).

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Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 8.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Oak Lawn

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Lawn village

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

11.5% Foreign born (6.2% Europe, 3.5% Asia, 1.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,005 (-1.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (10.1 miles )

Nearest cities: IL (1.8 miles Hometown, Ridge, IL (1.9 miles Chicago IL (2.3 miles Burbank, IL (3.3 miles Worth, IL (3.4 miles Alsip, Park, IL (3.5 miles Evergreen IL (4.1 miles Bridgeview, Park, IL (4.3 miles Bedford


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 55 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 1997: 65 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1998: 56 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 1999: 86 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2001: 84 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2002: 106 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2005: 66 buildings, average cost: $198,500

Latitude: 41.72 N, Longitude: 87.75 W

Area code: 708


Oak Lawn, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Retail trade (12.3%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,285 (-7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,164 (17.0%)


 

Crime in Oak Lawn by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 7.2 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0
Rapes 8 3 2 3 2 4
    per 100,000 14.5 5.4 3.6 5.4 3.6 7.2
Robberies 20 21 38 32 38 24
    per 100,000 36.2 38.0 68.8 57.9 68.8 43.4
Assaults 18 16 17 15 17 22
    per 100,000 32.6 29.0 30.8 27.2 30.8 39.8
Burglaries 149 201 149 187 149 137
    per 100,000 269.7 363.8 269.7 338.5 269.7 248.0
Thefts 1,062 989 905 947 905 636
    per 100,000 1922.3 1790.2 1638.2 1714.2 1638.2 1151.2
Auto thefts 111 152 119 140 119 98
    per 100,000 200.9 275.1 215.4 253.4 215.4 177.4
142.3 138.5 129.9 139.3 129.9 101.5


Average climate in Oak Lawn, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oak

Oak Lawn-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Oak Lawn city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bobby Madritsch - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Feb 28, 1976), Rob Mackowiak - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Jun 20, 1976), Tim Byrdak - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, born: Oct 31, 1973).


Hospital/medical center in Oak Lawn:
  • EHS CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (4440 W 95TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oak Lawn:
  • LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; EVERGREEN PARK, IL)
  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oak Lawn:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 26 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oak Lawn:
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 12 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)
  • FRANKFORT (about 18 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)

Amtrak stations near Oak Lawn:
  • 7 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 94 $504,526 $64,407 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $4,952 $59,424 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $1,500
Police Protection - Officers 103 $539,636 $62,870 0 $0
Police - Other 49 $193,974 $47,503 51 $33,464
Financial Administration 13 $59,550 $54,969 2 $1,510
Fire - Other 2 $6,716 $40,296 0 $0
Streets and Highways 35 $156,086 $53,515 0 $0
Welfare 3 $11,644 $46,576 1 $504
Health 6 $27,724 $55,448 0 $0
Water Supply 23 $106,416 $55,521 1 $1,440
Sewerage 20 $86,982 $52,189 0 $0
Other Government Administration 19 $74,554 $47,086 6 $4,956
Totals for Government 368 $1,772,760 $57,807 62 $43,374


Colleges/Universities in Oak Lawn:
  • LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 366; Location: 8920 S CICERO AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: lincolntech.com)
  • FOX COLLEGE INC (FT enrollment: 142; Location: 4201 W 93RD ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.foxcollege.com)
  • CAMEO BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 76; Location: 9714 S CICERO; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Lawn:
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,536)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
Public high schools in Oak Lawn:
  • OAK LAWN COMM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,697; Location: 9400 S W HIGHWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • H L RICHARDS HIGH SCH(CAMPUS) (Students: 1,645; Location: 10601 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Oak Lawn:
  • SOUTH SIDE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 5345 99TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • STATE ROAD BAPTIST CHRISTIAN S (Students: 46; Location: 6801 W 96TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Oak Lawn:
  • DOUGLAS A MCGUGAN JUNIOR HIGH SCH (Students: 655; Location: 5220 WEST 105TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HARNEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 591; Location: 9101 S MEADE AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • J COVINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 9130 S 52ND AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SIMMONS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 6450 W 95TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • KOLMAR AVENUE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 456; Location: 10425 S KOLMAR AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SWARD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 9830 S BRANDT AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • J M HANNUM ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 9800 S TRIPP AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • COLUMBUS MANOR ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 9700 MAYFIELD AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ERNEST F KOLB ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 9620 NORMANDY AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LAWN MANOR SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 4300 108TH PL; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Oak Lawn:
  • ST LINUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 10400 SOUTH LAWLER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA SCH (Students: 545; Location: 10621 S KEDVALE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST GERALD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 9320 SOUTH 55TH COURT; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST GERMAINE (Students: 360; Location: 9735 S KOLIN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN SCH-OAKLAW (Students: 353; Location: 10110 S. CENTRAL AVE.; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LOUIS DE MONTFORT SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 8840 SOUTH RIDGELAND AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OAK LAWN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 5345 W 99TH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PENNY LANE SCHOOL LTD (Students: 33; Location: 8901 S. 52ND AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PAPOOSE CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 15; Location: 5354 W 95TH ST; Grades: KG - KG)
  • ALL STAR KIDS CHILD CARE CENTE (Students: 5; Location: 8837 S RIDGELAND AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Oak Lawn:
  • OAK LAWN P.L. (Operating income: $3,707,646; Location: 9427 S. RAYMOND; 306,047 books; 18,495 audio materials; 11,039 video materials; 806 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Oak Lawn: Oak Lawn Public Library (A), Oak Lawn Village Hall (B), Oakview Recreation Center and Museum (C).

Shopping Centers: Oak Lawn Shopping Center (1), State Road Plaza Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Oak Lawn include: Hope Chapel Foursquare Church (A), Salem United Church of Christ (B), Saint Raphael The Archangel Church (C), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (D), Saint Nicholas Hellenic Orthodox Church (E), Saint Marys Church (F), Saint Mary's Orthodox Church (G), Saint Linus Church (H).

Cemetery: Chapel Hills Gardens South (1).

Parks in Oak Lawn include: Lewandowski Park (1), Wolfe Wildlife Refuge (2), Worthbrook Park (3), Oak Meadows Park (4), Dillon Park (5), Columbus Manor Park (6), Central Park (7), Centennial Park (8), Lawn Manor Park (9).


Oak Lawn compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Lawn:
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Lawn:
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXAV (88.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ST. XAVIER COLLEGE)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Lawn:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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