Poverty in Oak Lawn, Illinois

What is the poverty rate in Oak Lawn, Illinois?
The poverty rate in Oak Lawn is 9.9%. One out of every 10.1 residents of Oak Lawn lives in poverty.

How many people in Oak Lawn, Illinois live in poverty?
5,538 of 56,180 Oak Lawn residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Oak Lawn compare to the rest of Illinois?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Illinois is 13.5%, meaning Oak Lawn has a significantly lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Illinois.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

3,568

15.7% 25.2% 6.3%

Asian

1,646

5.1% 11.9% 2.9%

Other

3,855

11.7% 23.8% 6.8%

Two Or More Races

1,729

17.2% 18.4% 3.0%

White

38,692

9.5% 10.3% 68.2%

Hispanic

11,444

8.5% 22.2% 20.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in Oak Lawn, Illinois By Race?

15.7% of Black residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Oak Lawn, Illinois is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 559 of 3,568 black Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.3% of the total population of Oak Lawn, Illinois are black.

5.1% of Asian residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Oak Lawn, Illinois is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 84 of 1,646 asian Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.9% of the total population of Oak Lawn, Illinois are asian.

9.5% of White residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Oak Lawn, Illinois is the same as than the national average. 3,691 of 38,692 white Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 68.2% of the total population of Oak Lawn, Illinois are white.

8.5% of Hispanic residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Oak Lawn, Illinois is dramatically lower than the national average of 22.2%. 978 of 11,444 hispanic Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 20.2% of the total population of Oak Lawn, Illinois are hispanic.

Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Oak Lawn, Illinois?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Oak Lawn, Illinois is 8.5%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Oak Lawn, Illinois is 11.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois

Female residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois are significantly(31%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,323 of 27,418 males in Oak Lawn live below the poverty line.

3,215 of 28,762 females in Oak Lawn live below the poverty line.

Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Oak Lawn can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 11.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 8.6%.

Poverty for younger ages in Oak Lawn is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 8.2%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 16.7%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Oak Lawn can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 8.5%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 12.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 12.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Oak Lawn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 5.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Oak Lawn, Illinois?

Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

19.2%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

13.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

11.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

9.2%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

7.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

6.0%

Over 85 Years Old

8.6%

Oak Lawn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States is 9.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 14.1%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 46,825 residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States, 4,216 (9.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,322 (14.1%) of 9,355 residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Oak Lawn, Illinois

The poverty rate in Oak Lawn is 9.9%.
Oak Lawn is in Cook County.
Illinois Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Cook County.
City Poverty Rate
Alsip 10.1%
Bellwood 11.7%
Berkeley 7.5%
Berwyn 12.8%
Blue Island 19.2%
Bridgeview 18.7%
Broadview 7.8%
Brookfield 8.1%
Burbank 10.8%
Burnham 23.4%
Calumet City 21.5%
Calumet Park 18.5%
Chicago Heights 26.4%
Chicago Ridge 25.7%
Cicero 19.8%
Country Club Hills 10.7%
Countryside 11.0%
Crestwood 9.3%
Des Plaines 8.9%
Dixmoor 32.7%
Dolton 26.6%
East Hazel Crest 12.7%
Elmwood Park 9.2%
Evanston 13.3%
Evergreen Park 7.1%
Flossmoor 9.3%
Ford Heights 46.3%
Forest Park 10.1%
Franklin Park 7.7%
Glencoe 3.0%
Glenview 3.8%
Glenwood 12.3%
Harvey 35.6%
Harwood Heights 10.9%
Hazel Crest 14.7%
Hickory Hills 10.3%
Hillside 11.4%
Hodgkins 14.5%
Hometown 13.1%
Homewood 6.3%
Indian Head Park 2.2%
Inverness 0.7%
Justice 17.1%
Kenilworth 2.5%
La Grange 4.3%
La Grange Park 5.7%
Lansing 15.2%
Lincolnwood 5.4%
Lynwood 10.6%
Lyons 14.3%
Markham 25.2%
Maywood 19.1%
Melrose Park 19.1%
Merrionette Park 5.8%
Midlothian 7.3%
Morton Grove 7.2%
Mount Prospect 5.6%
Niles 9.9%
Norridge 8.7%
Northbrook 2.9%
Northfield 6.4%
Northlake 14.3%
North Riverside 10.8%
Oak Forest 7.1%
Oak Lawn 9.9%
Oak Park 8.3%
Olympia Fields 1.9%
Orland Hills 12.1%
Palos Heights 4.0%
Palos Hills 12.0%
Palos Park 3.4%
Park Ridge 4.4%
Phoenix 23.9%
Posen 27.5%
Prospect Heights 9.8%
Richton Park 20.2%
Riverdale 28.7%
River Forest 4.6%
River Grove 12.4%
Riverside 5.2%
Robbins 37.3%
Rolling Meadows 7.7%
Rosemont 20.1%
Schiller Park 13.7%
Skokie 9.8%
South Barrington 4.4%
South Chicago Heights 25.7%
South Holland 11.5%
Stickney 7.1%
Stone Park 15.7%
Streamwood 5.7%
Summit 19.7%
Thornton 10.6%
Westchester 5.3%
Western Springs 2.2%
Wilmette 3.3%
Winnetka 3.2%
Worth 10.8%

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