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Population (year 2000): 52,524. Estimated population in July 2005: 50,757 (-3.4% change)
Males: 24,414 (46.5%), Females: 28,110 (53.5%)

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Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $59,183 (year 2000)
Median house value: $231,300 (year 2000)

Oak Park, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Oak Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.2%)
  • Black (22.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (18.0%), Irish (17.5%), English (8.7%), Italian (7.5%), Polish (6.2%), Swedish (2.7%).

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Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Oak Park

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Park village

  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

9.8% Foreign born (3.8% Asia, 3.0% Europe, 1.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,154 (-2.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (8.2 miles )

Nearest cities: Park, IL (1.7 miles Forest Forest, IL (1.9 miles River IL (3.0 miles Berwyn, Park, IL Elmwood (3.1 miles IL (3.5 miles Cicero, IL (3.7 miles Maywood, Riverside, IL (3.9 miles North IL Riverside, (4.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $221,600

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 87.79 W

Area code: 708


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (17.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -10,760 (-20.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,603 (19.0%)


 

Crime in Oak Park by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 1.9
Rapes 4 6 5 2 5 16
    per 100,000 7.6 11.4 9.5 3.8 9.5 30.5
Robberies 149 140 180 156 180 148
    per 100,000 283.7 266.5 342.7 297.0 342.7 281.8
Assaults 26 19 28 16 28 37
    per 100,000 49.5 36.2 53.3 30.5 53.3 70.4
Burglaries 367 411 541 580 541 525
    per 100,000 698.7 782.5 1030.0 1104.3 1030.0 999.5
Thefts 1,713 1,662 1,575 1,694 1,575 1,765
    per 100,000 3261.4 3164.3 2998.6 3225.2 2998.6 3360.4
Auto thefts 190 215 218 183 218 167
    per 100,000 361.7 409.3 415.0 348.4 415.0 317.9
306.4 305.9 342.5 332.8 342.5 342.5


Average climate in Oak Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Oak Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Oak Park city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.1 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: Bob Newhart - (born 1929), comedian, stand-up comedian, Carol Shields - (born 1935), author, Joe Corvo - NHL player (Los Angeles Kings, born: Jun 20, 1977), Marques Sullivan - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Feb 2, 1978), John Robert Schrieffer, Alex Brzozowicz - College basketball player (Michigan Wolverines), Ashtyn Bell - College basketball player (Michigan Wolverines), Chris Cornelius - College basketball player (Southern Illinois Salukis).


Hospitals/medical centers in Oak Park:
  • OAK PARK HOSPITAL (520 S MAPLE AVE)
  • WEST SUBURBAN HOSPITAL MED CENTER (ERIE AT AUSTIN BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oak Park:
  • RIVEREDGE HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; FOREST PARK, IL)
  • LORETTO HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; CHICAGO, IL)
  • MAC NEAL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BERWYN, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oak Park:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 34 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oak Park:
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 14 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 21 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)

Amtrak stations near Oak Park:
  • 7 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 34 $138,187 $48,771 5 $2,506
Fire - Other 3 $15,595 $62,380 0 $0
Firefighters 69 $391,803 $68,139 0 $0
Police - Other 34 $120,577 $42,556 16 $12,854
Police Protection - Officers 111 $643,734 $69,592 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $31,124 $74,697 0 $0
Other Government Administration 21 $75,832 $43,332 9 $17,156
Financial Administration 16 $66,692 $50,019 2 $2,710
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $35,958 $61,642 1 $1,512
Sewerage 6 $24,775 $49,550 0 $0
Natural Resources 7 $29,422 $50,437 0 $0
Water Supply 6 $24,775 $49,550 0 $0
Local Libraries 43 $139,035 $38,800 63 $55,095
Other and Unallocable 18 $56,145 $37,430 10 $10,831
Streets and Highways 53 $237,026 $53,666 1 $1,911
Welfare 12 $60,163 $60,163 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 6 $26,820 $53,640 0 $0
Totals for Government 451 $2,117,662 $56,345 107 $104,576


College/University in Oak Park:
  • WEST SUBURBAN COLLEGE OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 3 ERIE CT; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wscn.curf.edu.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Park:
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CICERO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,085)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 5 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,201)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 7,324)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 21,879)
Public high school in Oak Park:
  • OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST HIGH SCH (Students: 3,023; Location: 201 N SCOVILLE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Oak Park:
  • FENWICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,147; Location: 505 WASHINGTON BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • OUR LADY IMMACULATE ACADEMY (Students: 36; Location: 410 WASHINGTON BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Oak Park:
  • GWENDOLYN BROOKS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 854; Location: 325 S KENILWORTH; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PERCY JULIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 842; Location: 416 S RIDGELAND AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 1111 SOUTH GROVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OLIVER W HOLMES ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 458; Location: 508 N KENILWORTH AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HORACE MANN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 921 N KENILWORTH AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LONGFELLOW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 715 S HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WHITTIER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 715 N HARVEY AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WILLIAM BEYE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 230 N CUYLER; Grades: KG - 05)
  • IRVING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 1125 S CUYLER AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM HATCH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 1000 N RIDGELAND AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Oak Park:
  • ASCENSION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 601 VAN BUREN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHER. SIENA-ST LUCY SCH. (Students: 378; Location: 27 W WASHINGTON BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST EDMUND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 200 S OAK PARK AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST EDMUNDS SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 200 S. OAK PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALCUIN MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 324 NORTH OAK PARK AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • INTERCULTURA IMMERSION MONT (Students: 116; Location: 301 S RIDGELAND AVE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • OAK PARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 96; Location: 931 LAKE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST BAPTIST PRESCHOOL AND KI (Students: 85; Location: 820 ONTARIO ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WEST SUBURBAN MONTESSORI SCHL (Students: 60; Location: 1039 S EAST AV; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SMALL WORLD LEARNING CENTER (Students: 36; Location: 1009 GARFIELD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Oak Park:
  • OAK PARK P.L. (Operating income: $4,541,552; Location: 834 LAKE; 253,907 books; 17,500 audio materials; 5,410 video materials; 396 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Oak Park: Horse Show Association Fountain (A), Oak Park - River Forest Racquet Club (B), Pleasant Home (C), Adele H Maze Branch Oak Park Public Library (D), Medical Arts Building (E), Oak Park Club (F), Oak Park Public Library (G), Oak Park Village Hall (H), Oak Park YMCA (I), Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (J), Francisco Terrace (K), Scoville Block (L), Scoville Square (M), Unitarian Universalist Parish House (N), Saint Rosalie Hall (O), Dole Branch Oak Park Public Library (P), Hephzibah Childrens Home (Q), Royal Oak Convalescent Home (R), Gilmore's Building (S), Forsyth Building (T).

Churches in Oak Park include: Ascension Church (A), Austin Boulevard Christian Church (B), Second Presbyterian Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Evangelical Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H).

Parks in Oak Park include: Euclid Square Park (1), Field Park (2), Oak Park Swimming Pool (3), Greenfields Park (4), Maple Park (5), Rehm Park (6), Ridgeland Commons Park (7), Ridgeland Park (8), Robert Louis Stevenson Recreation Center (9).

Post office: (A).  


Oak Park compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Park:
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSBC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Park:
  • 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRRG (88.9 FM; RIVER GROVE, IL; Owner: TRITON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Park:
  • 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.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

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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