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 56,898 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Oak Lawn, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,898
Daytime Population: Workers 23,900
Daytime Population: Residents 30,128
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,028
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 56,403
Population in Familes 46,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 495
Population Density2 6,639
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $62,033
Average Household Income $81,210
Per Capita Income $32,218


Total Housing Units 23,706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,807 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,584 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,315 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $215,879
Average Home Value $229,641


Total Households 22,391
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,301
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.01%
Households 0.02% 0.0%
Families -0.09% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2017 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 Density # 16 99th
Diversity Index # 189 86th
Median Household Income # 386 72nd
Per Capita Income # 315 77th

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