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Oak Park township, IL map Land area: 4.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 52,524 (all urban)
Males: 24,414  (46.5%)
Females: 28,110  (53.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 52,145 (34,729 owner occupied, 17,416 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%


Races in Oak Park township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 66.2%
  • Black: 22.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • Two or more races: 2.4%
  • Some other race: 0.4%

Median age of males: 36.0
Median age of females: 37.2

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Average household size: 2.26

Oak Park township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $93,574 ($81,789 in 1999)
This township:

$93,574
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $604 (lower quartile is $598, upper quartile is $1,276)
Here:

$604
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $277,367 (it was $163,600 in 2000)
Oak Park township:

$277,367
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $157,883 - $443,225

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $340,029
Here:

$340,029
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $247,870
Here:

$247,870
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $155,470
Here:

$155,470
State:

$282,193
Population density: 11173 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Oak Park.


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Number of foreign born residents: 183 (67% naturalized citizens)

Oak Park township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

71% of Oak Park township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1758
  • Northeast: 195
  • Midwest: 561
  • South: 202
  • West: 150

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Oak Park township, Illinois:

  • 225 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,037
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 17
  • Mobile homes: 8

Housing units in Oak Park township with a mortgage: 667 (56 second mortgage, 73 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 263

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 25
  • 1995 to 1998: 33
  • 1990 to 1994: 95
  • 1980 to 1989: 111
  • 1970 to 1979: 255
  • 1960 to 1969: 273
  • 1950 to 1959: 183
  • 1940 to 1949: 43
  • 1939 or earlier: 54

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oak Park township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 78
  • 6 rooms: 121
  • 7 rooms: 154
  • 8 rooms: 193
  • 9 or more rooms: 474

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oak Park township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oak Park township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 75
  • 3 bedrooms: 427
  • 4 bedrooms: 379
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 157

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oak Park township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Oak Park township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 135
  • 2 vehicles: 638
  • 3 vehicles: 163
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5 or more vehicles: 35

Cars and other vehicles available in Oak Park township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Health care (30%)
  • Computer and electronic products (12%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (37%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Physicians and surgeons (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Therapists (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Oak Park township:

  • German (25.9%)
  • Norwegian (19.6%)
  • Irish (10.2%)
  • English (8.4%)
  • United States or American (5.2%)
  • Scottish (4.6%)
  • Swedish (4.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • United Kingdom (28%)
  • Canada (21%)
  • Netherlands (10%)
  • Austria (8%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Malaysia (5%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,217 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 189 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (1%)
  • Walked: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)

People in group quarters in Oak Park township, Illinois:

  • 225 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

97.1% of residents of Oak Park township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,044
  • In family households: 2,846 (866 male householders, 109 female householders)
    882 spouses, 957 children (911 natural, 29 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 198 (48 male householders (43 living alone)), 112 female householders (103 living alone)), 38 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 39 (17 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 482 2-persons, 202 3-persons, 158 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 146 1-person, 5 3-persons, 9 4-persons,

9,237 married couples with children.
2,633 single-parent households (393 men, 2,240 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 122
Here:

21.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

11.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Oak Park township:

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