Oak Lawn is a small city in Illinois with a population of approximately 57,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in Oak Lawn, and 21% of residents rent. At $1,123 per month, the average rent is slightly above the state average.
Averaging about 38 minutes, the commute time for Oak Lawn residents is longer than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 39% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 4% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Many Oak Lawn residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 14% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $75K, Oak Lawn workers take home about the same as the average Illinois resident. The city's average income also is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Oak Lawn has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 13% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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