Oak Park, Illinois 

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ILLINOIS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

199,893

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

5,147,298

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

52,229

+1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$78,895

Median Home Price

$365,000

Best Places to Live in Oak Park, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Oak Park, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

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.


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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 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Oak Park jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Oak Park's cost of living is 25.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Oak Park's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Oak Park, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Oak Park's population is 52,229 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Oak Park is $365,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.2%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Oak Park

It's a good time to buy in Oak Park. Home Appreciation is up 0.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Oak Park Real Estate

The median home price in Oak Park is $365,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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60302 60304 60301

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