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Oakbrook Terrace is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 2,912. Oakbrook Terrace is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Oakbrook Terrace offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakbrook Terrace there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Oakbrook Terrace and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oakbrook Terrace are highly rated.
About Oakbrook Terrace...
Population
2,912

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,493
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Oakbrook Terrace 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
    92.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    231.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,604.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Oakbrook Terrace

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,719
National
$55,322
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Oakbrook Terrace Reviews

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An amazing small town located just 30 mins away from downtown. This city offers amazing protection with police officers always around town. There are also many great food option, from Desi to Arab to Chinese food! Overall an amazing place.
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Oakbrook Terrace is a wonderful place to live and raise a family in. This small, but tight-knit community has been an extremely easy place for my parents to move into and raise their family, coming from Lithuania. There is a lot to do around here, with tons of malls, shops, and restaurants nearby. Also, some of the top local and private schools in the state are located just a few miles away from here. It is centrally located in a well-kept up community. The city does an outstanding job of plowing/salting the roads, keeping the parks/nature walks clean, running a solid park district and not to mention the incredible firework show that they put on display every fourth of July in honor of America. Lastly, the police department is top-notch, with a brand-new police station providing optimal safety for its residents, considering the size of our town.
I have lived in Oakbrook Terrace my whole life and I've always loved living here. It is a very safe town where many people know each other. The only complaint I would have is there are some coyotes but the town isn't responsible for that.