Oak Lawn, Illinois Population 2021

54,206
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Oak Lawn is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 54,206, it is the 23rd largest city in Illinois and the 726th largest city in the United States . Oak Lawn is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -4.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,690 in 2010. Oak Lawn reached it's highest population of 60,590 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Oak Lawn has a population density of 6,324 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oak Lawn is $82,225 with a poverty rate of 9.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,072 per month, and the median house value is $204,000. The median age in Oak Lawn is 40.8 years, 38.4 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Oak Lawn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oak Lawn was:

  • White: 80.96%
  • Black or African American: 6.74%
  • Other race: 5.63%
  • Asian: 3.84%
  • Two or more races: 2.71%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Oak Lawn, Illinois is 54,206 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,430.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,690.

Oak Lawn, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,28680.96%
Black or African American3,7706.74%
Some Other Race3,1495.63%
Asian2,1493.84%
Two or More Races1,5182.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native570.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.01%
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Oak Lawn Population by Race

Oak Lawn Population Pyramid $2021

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Oak Lawn Median Age

40.8


Total

38.4


Male

43.6


Female

Oak Lawn Adults

There are 44,027 adults, (10,342 of whom are seniors) in Oak Lawn.

Oak Lawn Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Lawn Sex Ratio

Female

28,563

51.06%

Male

27,373

48.94%

Oak Lawn Population by Age

Oak Lawn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oak Lawn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All79.5%20.5%
Non Family73.9%26.1%
Female68.5%31.5%
Male65.8%34.2%

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oak Lawn Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,2482.6179.5
Married10,1173.4988
Non Family7,4891.1173.9
Female2,5243.1368.5
Male1,1183.4665.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Oak Lawn Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7014.26%
9th to 12th Grade2,2485.63%
High School Graduate10,76726.98%
Some College9,05722.70%
Associates Degree4,14810.40%
Bachelors Degree7,79019.52%
Graduate Degree4,19210.51%
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Oak Lawn Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oak Lawn Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,06625,6368,565
Hispanic6,8865,8271,434
Black2,7962,637913
Other Race1,9641,729268
Asian1,7951,543957
2+ Races443396117
Native American111110
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 90.91%.

Oak Lawn Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,616$52,025$38,219
Less Than 9th Grade$28,269$37,569$24,669
High School Graduate$33,573$42,380$30,437
Some College$44,668$53,050$33,189
Bachelors Degree$51,831$60,579$44,972
Graduate Degree$69,688$73,604$66,781

$44,616

Average Earnings

$52,025

Average Male

$38,219

Average Female

Oak Lawn Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Lawn Language by Age

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Oak Lawn Language

68.94% of Oak Lawn residents speak only English, while 31.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.15% of the population.

Oak Lawn Language

Oak Lawn Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,7643,5309.60%
Hispanic12,2791,0348.42%
Black3,57854315.18%
Other3,13344814.30%
Asian2,1431557.23%
Multiple1,5181479.68%
Native5711.75%

9.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.55%

Male Poverty Rate

10.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Lawn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Lawn is Black, with 15.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Lawn is Native, with 1.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.54%.

Oak Lawn Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.05%
High School13.73%
Some College7.60%
Bachelors or Greater3.95%

Oak Lawn Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed23.69%
Female Unemployed20.71%
Male Employed3.93%
Female Employed2.39%

Oak Lawn Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Lawn Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,476$82,225
Families$82,589$97,853
Married Families$98,525-
Non Families$40,188$50,247
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Income by Household Type

Oak Lawn Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Lawn Married by Age and Sex

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Oak Lawn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oak Lawn Marital Status by Race

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Oak Lawn Marital Status

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2,687

Number of Veterans

2,576

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam927
Second Gulf War418
First Gulf War397
Korea315
World War II185

Oak Lawn Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+808
65 to 74792
35 to 54562
55 to 64298
18 to 34227

Oak Lawn Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4056.67%
Hispanic2983.63%
Black1826.10%
Other Race1004.30%

Oak Lawn Veterans by Race

Oak Lawn Veterans by Education

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3.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Lawn Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Lawn Employment by Age

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Oak Lawn Employment by Race

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Oak Lawn Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.65%

Born in Oak Lawn

81.99%

Native Born

18.01%

Foreign Born

5.72%

Non Citizen

12.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.99% of Oak Lawn residents were born in the United States, with 74.65% having been born in Illinois. 5.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oak Lawn Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202154,206-408-0.75%
202054,614-408-0.74%
201955,022-408-0.74%
201855,430-553-0.99%
201755,983-473-0.84%
201656,456-369-0.65%
201556,825-281-0.49%
201457,106-64-0.11%
201357,170920.16%
201257,0781540.27%
201156,9241920.34%
201056,7321,4870.27%
200055,245-937-0.17%
199056,182-4,408-0.75%
198060,5902850.05%
197060,30532,8348.18%
196027,47118,72012.12%
19508,7515,2689.65%
19403,4830.00%

Oak Lawn Population by Year