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Oak Park
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Oak Park is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 53,834. Oak Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Oak Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oak Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Oak Park are highly rated.

About

About Oak Park...
Population
53,834

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$440,500
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,409
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Oak Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    103.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    63.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    155.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    322.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,195.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    494.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Oak Park

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,264
National
$75,149

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