Oak Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,276 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Oak Park is the 364th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Oak Park are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Oak Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Oak Park is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oak Park who work in management occupations (19.56%), business and financial occupations (12.45%), and sales jobs (11.87%).
Of important note, Oak Park is also a town of artists. Oak Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Oak Park’s character.
Also of interest is that Oak Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.97% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Oak Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Oak Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Oak Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Oak Park, the average commute to work is 32.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Oak Park. 64.64% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Oak Park in 2018 was $63,861, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $255,444 for a family of four.
Oak Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Oak Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oak Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oak Park include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Russian.
Oak Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.89%.
The most common language spoken in Oak Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.