Oak Park Illinois overview and crime rate statistics
Oak Park is the 29th largest municipality in the state of Illinois. The small village was incorporated in 1902. The village includes three historic districts. Known for its bustling arts and culture scene, Oak Park is home to a number of theater companies and professional dance groups. Some major centers of attraction in the village are Ernest Hemingway homes and museums, Oak Park Conservatory, and Cheney Mansion.
Oak Park Illinois City overview
The homeownership rate in Oak Park is around 59 percent, which is lower than the national average. The median household income of families living in the village is more than the national average. Most families in Oak Park have a median income in the $200,000 plus range. A large number of families holding properties in the village have a property value in the range of $300,000-$400,000.
The most popular industries in Oak Park are educational services, professional, scientific, tech services, and healthcare & social assistance. Professionals contributing to the local legal industry, health practitioners, and management professionals hold the highest paying jobs in the village. Utilities, finance & insurance, and management of companies & enterprises are the highest paying industries.
As compared to several other U.S. cities, Oak Park has a higher number of companies working in specialized industries such as educational services, and management of companies & enterprises. The village also has a higher number of people employed with companies working in life, physical and social science, arts & recreation, and legal industries than many other U.S. cities.
The average commute time for professionals in Oak Park is around 31 minutes, which is higher than the national average. On average, families in the village own two cars. Most professionals use their cars to commute to work every day. Oak Park is well connected to Chicago by service on the Green Line and the Blue Line. The village has a number of bus transit services that connect different suburbs.
The male to female ratio of students in Oak Park is skewed in favor of female students. Morton College and Bell Mar Beauty College are the most renowned universities in the village. The most in-demand majors among the student population are registered nursing, liberal arts & science, and biological & physical sciences. Most students in the village prefer graduating from public 2-year institutions.
Almost 95 percent of the residents in Oak Park are U.S. citizens. The local population primarily comprises of whites, blacks, and Hispanics. The percentage of non-English speakers in the village is lower than the national average. Spanish, German, and Chinese are the most popular non-English languages spoken in Oak Park.
Oak Park Illinois Crime statistics
Oak Park has a crime index of 16, meaning it is safer than 16 percent of U.S. cities. Oak Park’s total crime rate is 31 per 1,000 citizens. The village has a violent crime rate of around 3 per 1,000 people, which lower than the state and national median. The chances of a person becoming a victim of a violent crime in Oak Park are 1 in 294. Oak Park has a property crime rate of almost 28, which is higher than both the state and national average.
The chances of a person becoming a victim of a property crime in Oak Park are 1 in 36. 348 crimes are reported per square mile of Oak Park, which is significantly higher than the state and national average. Violent crimes reported in the city include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Most common types of property crimes committed in the village include burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.
Some of the most peaceful neighborhoods in Oak Park are No Oak Park Ave/Division St, N Harlem Ave/Division St, and North Ave/N Harlem Ave.