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Overview

Introduction to Oak Brook, Illinois

Oak Brook, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 8 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois and 15 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Oak Brook History

Oak Brook was first settled in by Europeans in 1898 and was officially incorporated as a village in 1958. Paul Butler, a descendant of the town’s first of settlers, played a pivotal role in the incorporation of the community. Oak Brook expanded from its original limits by acquiring more land from neighboring communities.

Oak Brook and nearby Attractions

  • Graue Mill and Museum
  • Lincoln Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Czechoslovak Heritage Museum
  • Fullersburg Woods

Things To Do In Oak Brook

Kiddieland Amusement Park, the Whirly Ball Amusement Park and Stella’s Baseball Batting Range are popular local recreational spots, especially among children. The Oak Park Festival Theater holds regular programs and shows, while those interested in history can visit museums like the Ray A. Kroc Museum and the Graue Mill and Museum. Local festivals include the Fine Arts Festival and Highland Games. The Willow Crest Golf Course and the Fresh Meadow Golf Course are the local golf courses.

Oak Brook Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Oak Brook Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Elmhurst College, the College of DuPage, the Devry Institute of Technology and Wheaton College.

People

Total Population 7,977
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 31.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,366
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 66.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $152,273
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,897
Median House Value $809,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.4%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oak Brook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60521, 60522, 60523, 60561
Company Zip Codes 60570
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.81
Longitude -87.94

Oak Brook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oak Brook, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oak Brook Mall Branch (60521)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarendon Hills 8,609 $136,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Oak Brook Public Libraries

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Oak Brook P.l.
600 OAK BROOK ROAD
Oak Brook, Illinois
(630) 990-2222
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