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Oak Park is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Oak Park. For links to other places called Oak Park, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Oak Park is 41.887N. The longitude is -87.789W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 52,524.


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Median household income
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$59,183
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oak Park demographic reports
The township encompasses the community of Oak Park.
Year founded: 1902

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15% of Oak Park residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oak Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Park was $36,340, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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62% of Oak Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Oak Park include Frank Lloyd Wright - Prairie School of Architecture Historic District, Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Oak Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $674.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,716.


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Libraries in Oak Park include Dole Branch Library, Maze Branch Library, Oak Park Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oak Park include Oak Park Wednesday Journal

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Park political report.

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Oak Park restaurants taking online reservations include Cafe Le Coq, Hemmingway's Bistro ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Oak Park workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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