Oak Park, Illinois 

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Population

52,287

3% Decline

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Median Income

$78,895

Avg. Home Price

$370,100

Best Places to Live in Oak Park, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

City: Oak Park
Zip Codes: 60302 60304 60301
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Oak Park is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oak Park jobs have increased by 1.39%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Oak Park's cost of living is 37.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Oak Park's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Oak Park's population is 52,287 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.54%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 11 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Oak Park is $370,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.22%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Oak Park public schools spend $14,158 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Oak Park. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Oak Park

It's a good time to buy in Oak Park. Home Appreciation is up 4.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Oak Park Real Estate.

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Reviews for Oak Park   7 Reviews
oak park cost of living - too much for retirement - 6/15/2013
We've lived in Oak Park for 25 years, raising our two children here. Now, looking ahead a few years, the Cost of Living (127), is a major factor in searching for... Read More

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Not a bad place to raise a family - 12/16/2010
I have grew up in the Oak Park area and have lived in other cities in the country. Oak Park is located outside of the city of Chicago. Though located reasonably... Read More

Don't believe the hype - 5/5/2010
If you don't know any better you might think Oak Park is perfect. However, if you are like me and have other places as a comparison, you know better. I will say that... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN OAK PARK, ILLINOIS
60302 60304 60301
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