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Welcome to Oak Park ...

The village of Oak Park is located in Cook County<1>.

When the people of Oak Park refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oak Parker<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oak Park has a population of 52,333 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oak Park.

Oak Park is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oak Park lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oak Park is located in the (708) area code.

The ZIP codes for Oak Park: 60301-60304<5>

Websites for Oak Park ...

Official Website: www.vil.oak-park.il.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oak Park had an population of 52,333 people. This is an increase of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oak Park had a population of 51,878 people. This makes Oak Park the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Oak Park represents 0.4% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 51,878 people, the population of Oak Park decreased 1.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 52,524 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oak Park.

Communities Also Named Oak Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Oak Park - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana (2), Maryland (3), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), North Carolina (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (3), Texas (3), Virginia (3), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oak Park.

Communities near Oak Park ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oak Park.

  • Chicago [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago
    • Chicago [Cook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Oak Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,677,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago<7>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington Heights
    • Arlington Heights [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Oak Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,999 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington Heights<7>
  • Evanston [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Oak Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<7>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaumburg
    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Oak Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Skokie [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokie
      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<7>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Plaines
      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<7>
    • Orland Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orland Park
      • Orland Park [Cook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orland Park<7>
    • Oak Lawn [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Lawn
      • Oak Lawn [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,376 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Lawn<7>
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Prospect
      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<7>
    • Wheaton [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheaton
      • Wheaton [DuPage County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheaton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oak Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oak Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oak Park. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oak Park.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Park. Our list includes 46 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oak Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oak Park ...

Looking for more information about Oak Park? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oak Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oak Park.

Adding Oak Park to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oak Park in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oak Park was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Oak Park in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oak Park on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Cook County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oak Park: www.vil.oak-park.il.us/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Oak Park refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Oak Park may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oak Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oak Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Oak Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oak Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Oak Park includes: 60301, 60302, 60303 & 60304.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oak Park) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8869, Longitude: -87.7844    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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