Income/capita 66%
Household income 50%
Unemployment 5%
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IndexOak ParkIllinoisNational
Income per capita$49,664$31,502$29,829
Median household income$82,826$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$122,745$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,206$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$62,992$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$44,560$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Oak Park is 66% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Oak Park is 50% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Oak Park is 5% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Oak Park is 44% lower than the national average

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      Oak Park employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.0%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector8.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services7.1%5.7%
      Wholesale & retail services9.6%9.4%
      Public administration3.5%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%1.9%
      Education, health & social services19.6%40.7%

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      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281.4%
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      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166.4%
      Oak Brook, IL7,988$144,286160.8%
      Oak Park, IL51,989$82,82649.7%

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      Oak Park, IL51,989$82,82649.7%
      Source: The Oak Park, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).