Oak Lawn, IL

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Population

56,754

0.0352% decline

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$61,398

4.58% growth

Poverty Rate

9.86%


Number of Employees

26,404

0.748% growth

Median Property Value

$191,100

2.03% growth

About

In 2017, Oak Lawn, IL had a population of 56.8k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $61,398. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oak Lawn, IL declined from 56,774 to 56,754, a -0.0352% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,707 to $61,398, a 4.58% increase.

The population of Oak Lawn, IL is 68.6% White Alone, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.54% Black or African American Alone. 28% of the people in Oak Lawn, IL speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oak Lawn, IL are Cameo Beauty Academy (32 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Oak Lawn, IL is $191,100, and the homeownership rate is 79.5%. Most people in Oak Lawn, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Oak Lawn, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Oak Lawn, IL employs 26.4k people. The largest industries in Oak Lawn, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,755 people), Retail Trade (2,894 people), and Educational Services (2,666 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,491), Public Administration ($62,141), and Information ($53,050).

Median household income in Oak Lawn, IL is $61,398. Males in Oak Lawn, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Oak Lawn, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,398

2017 value

± $1,726

4.58%

1 Year Growth

± 5.28%

Households in Oak Lawn, IL have a median annual income of $61,398, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,707 in 2016, which represents a 4.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oak Lawn, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oak Lawn, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oak Lawn, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8222

  2. Census Tract 8226.01

  3. Census Tract 8232

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oak Lawn, IL was Census Tract 8222 with a value of $71,484, followed by Census Tract 8226.01 and Census Tract 8232, with respective values of $66,300 and $65,292.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.86% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oak Lawn, IL (5.54k out of 56.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,146 ± 477

  2. Hispanic

    978 ± 291

  3. Black

    559 ± 223

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oak Lawn, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26.4k

2017 Value

± 1,100

0.748%

1 Year growth

± 5.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oak Lawn, IL grew at a rate of 0.748%, from 26.2k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oak Lawn, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,987 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,054 people), and Management Occupations (2,361 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oak Lawn, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oak Lawn, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,987 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,054 people), and Management Occupations (2,361 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oak Lawn, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.45 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oak Lawn, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($72,917), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,813), and Management Occupations ($70,153).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.4k

2017 Value

± 1,100

0.748%

1 Year growth

± 5.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oak Lawn, IL grew at a rate of 0.748%, from 26.2k employees to 26.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oak Lawn, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,755 people), Retail Trade (2,894 people), and Educational Services (2,666 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oak Lawn, IL, though some of these residents may live in Oak Lawn, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Oak Lawn, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,755 people), Retail Trade (2,894 people), and Educational Services (2,666 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oak Lawn, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.61 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.52 times), and Utilities (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oak Lawn, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,491), Public Administration ($62,141), and Information ($53,050).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.8% of the population of Oak Lawn, IL has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.823% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Oak Lawn, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Oak Lawn, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.18%

Uninsured

55.2%

Employer Coverage

12.3%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.823%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oak Lawn, IL declined by 6.36% from 8.74% to 8.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oak Lawn, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Oak Lawn, IL is home to a population of 56.8k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.5% of Oak Lawn, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Oak Lawn, IL is composed of 39k White Alone residents (68.6%), 11.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.3%), 3.71k Black or African American Alone residents (6.54%), 1.64k Asian Alone residents (2.89%), 815 Two or More Races residents (1.44%), 57 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.1%), 41 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0722%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oak Lawn, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,636 speakers), Arabic (3,279 speakers), and Polish (2,239 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oak Lawn, IL was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Oak Lawn, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oak Lawn, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 16.5% of Oak Lawn, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oak Lawn, IL was 15.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oak Lawn, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Oak Lawn, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Oak Lawn, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oak Lawn, IL was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39k ± 1.04k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.5k ± 1.29k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.71k ± 649

In 2017, there were 3.38 times more White Alone residents (39k people) in Oak Lawn, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k Hispanic or Latino and 3.71k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Oak Lawn, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,636 speakers (12.5%)

  2. Arabic

    3,279 speakers (6.15%)

  3. Polish

    2,239 speakers (4.2%)

28% of Oak Lawn, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Oak Lawn, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12.5% of the overall population of Oak Lawn, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 6.15% speak Arabic and 4.2% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    960 ± 179

  2. Korea

    469 ± 138

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    268 ± 118

Oak Lawn, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Oak Lawn, IL awarded 32 degrees. The student population of Oak Lawn, IL is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 92 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oak Lawn, IL are White (16 and 50%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 40.6%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 9.38%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Oak Lawn, IL by number of degrees awarded are Cameo Beauty Academy (32 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oak Lawn, IL are General Cosmetology (29 and 90.6%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (3 and 9.38%).

The median tuition costs in Oak Lawn, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Oak Lawn, IL was General Cosmetology with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Oak Lawn, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

32 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Oak Lawn, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cameo Beauty Academy with 32 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

32

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oak Lawn, IL, which is 0 times less than the 32 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oak Lawn, IL were to White students. These 16 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oak Lawn, IL was $191,100 in 2017, which is 0.878 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,300 to $191,100, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Oak Lawn, IL is 79.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oak Lawn, IL have an average commute time of 34.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oak Lawn, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,398

Median Household Income

± $1,726

21.5k

Number of Households

± 913

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.5k households in Oak Lawn, IL grew to $61,398 from the previous year's value of $58,707.

The following chart displays the households in Oak Lawn, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$191,100

2017 Median

± $3,946

$187,300

2016 Median

± $3,782

In 2017, the median property value in Oak Lawn, IL grew to to $191,100 from the previous year's value of $187,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oak Lawn, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oak Lawn, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oak Lawn, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oak Lawn, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.5%

2017 Homeownership

79.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.5% of the housing units in Oak Lawn, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oak Lawn, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oak Lawn, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oak Lawn, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

34.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oak Lawn, IL have a longer commute time (34.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Oak Lawn, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Public Transit

    9.45%

  3. Carpooled

    6.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oak Lawn, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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