Welcome to Oak Park

Oak Park, IL, is a village of 52,000 people lying directly west of Chicago. It is nine miles from the Chicago loop and accessible by CTA green and blue lines, Metra commuter rail and CTA buses. Oak Park has a professionally-oriented population, with 67.8% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher and 37.2% holding a graduate or professional degree. 19% of residents are African-American; 62.9% are white; 7.5% are Hispanic and 5% are Asian. Oak Park has one of the highest walk scores in Illinois, at 78 (average for the state is 39). Tourist attractions include the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the Hemingway Birthplace.