Income/capita 5%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 18%
IndexOak LawnIllinoisNational
Income per capita$28,224$31,502$29,829
Median household income$58,707$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,702$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,829$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$41,861$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$32,097$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Oak Lawn is 5% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Oak Lawn is 6% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Oak Lawn is 18% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Oak Lawn is 30% lower than the national average

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      Oak Lawn employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector13.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.8%6.6%
      Wholesale & retail services19.6%12.7%
      Public administration3.9%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.4%5.1%
      Education, health & social services10.1%38.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hinsdale, IL17,438$173,558214%
      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166%
      Oak Brook, IL7,988$144,286161%
      Burr Ridge, IL10,736$126,771129%
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,641$111,981102%
      Oak Lawn, IL56,774$58,7076%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Valdosta, GA56,717$31,19944%
      Santee, CA56,839$77,46040%
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670$84,76353%
      Brentwood, CA56,923$94,13070%
      Midwest City, OK56,930$45,69517%
      Oak Lawn, IL56,774$58,7076%
      Source: The Oak Lawn, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).