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Oak Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Oak Park had a population of 52,432 as of July 1, 2016. Oak Park 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 Park is located at latitude 41.8872 and longitude -87.7899 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Oak Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The Village of Oak Park (GNIS ID: 2399539) 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 Park is located within Township of Oak Park, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Park: Harlem, Noyesville, Oak Ridge.

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


Total Population 52,432
Population in Households 52,049
Population in Familes 39,719
Population in Group Qrtrs 383
Population Density1 11,156
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 22,956
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 13,048
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,236 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,720 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,939 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $396,062
Average Home Value $446,723


Median Household Income $80,470
Average Household Income $114,428
Per Capita Income $50,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.17%
Households 0.2% 0.19%
Families 0.01% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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 Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Park 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 # 29 98th
Population Density1 # 6 100th
Diversity Index2 # 131 90th
Median Household Income # 144 90th
Per Capita Income # 44 97th

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