Oak Park, Illinois 

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Population

52,229

+1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$78,895

Median Home Price

$365,000

Chicago Gifts

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.

Oak Park, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime


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

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Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
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 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%. 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 Real Estate: $365,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.2%.

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.
The median home price in Oak Park is $365,000.

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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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