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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 7,988. Oak Brook is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Oak Brook offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Brook there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Oak Brook and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oak Brook are highly rated.
About Oak Brook...
Population
7,988

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$825,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,071
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Oak Brook Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111
    500
  • Theft
    7,100
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$144,286
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Oak Brook Reviews

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Oak Brook is the best of all worlds. Hundreds and hundreds of acres of open space, excellent sports facilities, world-class shopping, incredible range of employment opportunities. Close to major trauma hospital and excellent medical care. Superior public safety departments. NO real estate tax assessed for village operations - so we have an exceedingly low property tax bill. What are reported as high 'crime' numbers are from things like people passing bad checks, credit card fraud, etc at our huge shopping area. It does not impact the residents of the village.
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Oakbrook is not the safest city in Chicago for sure, but there is not much to worry about especially during the day. There are many nice places to choose from to live and most of the people are very friendly and welcoming.
The school district is great with great academics, resources, athletics, etc. The area is aesthetically pleasing, but not all of the people are really nice or interested in meeting their neighbors. It's still a lovely place to live.