Oak Lawn, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Oak Lawn, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Oak Lawn had a population of 56,789 as of July 1, 2016. Oak Lawn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oak Lawn is located at latitude 41.7134 and longitude -87.7526 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Oak Lawn (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Village of Oak Lawn (GNIS ID: 2399538) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Oak Lawn is located within Township of Worth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Lawn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oak Lawn, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 56,789
Population in Households 56,296
Population in Familes 46,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 493
Population Density1 6,626
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 22,375
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,842 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,534 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,361 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $210,362
Average Home Value $225,870


Median Household Income $59,126
Average Household Income $76,704
Per Capita Income $30,484
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.03%
Households 0.01% 0.03%
Families -0.1% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oak Lawn, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Lawn to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 98th
Population Density1 # 17 99th
Diversity Index2 # 189 86th
Median Household Income # 429 69th
Per Capita Income # 336 76th

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