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Overview

Introduction to Oak Park, Illinois

Oak Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area. There are 52,524 residents in Oak Park.

Oak Park History

Joseph Kettlestrings purchased the land, now known as Oak Park, in 1837. Galena and Chicago Union Railroad ran through this area around 1850. Oak Park was incorporated in 1902 as a village. Since its incorporation, the village was not allowed to sell alcohol within its limits. In 1973 this law was relaxed and restaurants and hotels were allowed to serve alcohol. At present, some grocery stores are also allowed to sell packaged liquor.

Oak Park and nearby Attractions

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Wonder Works
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum

Things To Do In Oak Park

Oak Park is a popular tourist destination of the Chicago area. You can visit the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, the birthplace and boyhood home of Ernest Hemingway, and the homes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan. The Paragon Gallery is also worth visiting. In addition, you can visit the Robert Louis Stevenson Recreation Center, Euclid Square Park, Oak Park Swimming Pool, Ridgeland Commons Park, Greenfields Park, and Ridgeland Park.

Oak Park Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Oak Park Higher Education

Morton College, Triton College, and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are among the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,989
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+26,431
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68%
Median Earnings25+$56,641
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,923

Wealth

Median Family Income$123,328
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation24.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$1,050
Median House Value$359,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.7%
German17%
Irish17%
English7.9%
Italian7.6%
Polish7.2%
Swedish2.7%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2%
Russian1.8%
Norwegian1.5%
African1.4%
Czech1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Greek1.1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Arab0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Australian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Oak Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60301, 60302, 60304
P.O. Box Zip Codes60303
Phone Area Codes708, 773
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.89
Approximate Longitude-87.8

Oak Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berwyn56,414$67,738
Cicero83,972$44,869
Elmwood Park24,845$69,468
Forest Park14,137$70,021
Maywood24,029$53,816
River Forest11,217$146,667

Oak Park Public Libraries

Oak Park Public Library
834 LAKE STREET
Oak Park, Illinois
(708) 383-8200

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Oak Park Hospitals

Vhs West Suburban Medical Center, Inc. - Dba West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Court
(708) 383-6200
Rush Oak Park Hospital
(Non-profit)
520 S Maple Ave
(708) 383-9300

Oak Park Public Schools

Alop Academic Learning Program
201 Scoville Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 383-0700
High
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
325 S Kenilworth Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3050
Middle
Total Enrollment 944
Horace Mann Elem School
921 N Kenilworth Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3082
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
201 N Scoville Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 383-0700
High
Total Enrollment 3232
Oliver W Holmes Elem School
508 N Kenilworth Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Percy Julian Middle School
416 S Ridgeland Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3040
Middle
Total Enrollment 959
Whittier Elem School
715 N Harvey Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3115
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
William Beye Elem School
230 N Cuyler Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3070
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
William Hatch Elem School
1000 N Ridgeland Ave
ZIP: 60302
(708) 524-3095
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Abraham Lincoln Elem School
1111 S Grove Ave
ZIP: 60304
(708) 524-3110
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Irving Elem School
1125 S Cuyler Ave
ZIP: 60304
(708) 524-3090
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Longfellow Elem School
715 Highland Ave
ZIP: 60304
(708) 524-3060
Primary
Total Enrollment 695

Oak Park Private Schools

Alcuin Montessori School
324 N Oak Park Ave
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
Fenwick High School
505 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 60302
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1220
First Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
820 Ontario St
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
First Circle Mindfulness Center For Young Children
56 Lake St
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Intercultural Montessori Language School
301 S Ridgeland Ave
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Our Lady Immaculate Academy
410 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
St Catherine Siena-st Lucy School
27 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
St Edmund Parish School
200 S Oak Park Ave
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
St Giles School
1034 Linden Ave
ZIP: 60302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 422
Abc Toon Town Ii
208 Harrison St
ZIP: 60304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Ascension Elementary School
601 Van Buren St
ZIP: 60304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 401
Oakpark Montessori School
937 Garfield St
ZIP: 60304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
West Suburban Montessori School
1039 S East Ave
ZIP: 60304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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