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Block-by-Block Oak Park, River Forest: Where Are the Newly Rich, Worst Commutes, Highest Home Prices?

A roundup of local data from U.S. Census statistics

Map: Which Areas Have Gotten More (and Less) Wealthy?
The map shows a snapshot across town of the changes in median family income between 2000 and 2011. The latest numbers show the national median household income was at $51,371 in 2012. It marked the first time since 2007 that it didn’t fall from the year prior.

Map: Which Parts of Town Are Newly Rich?
The map shows a snapshot across town of the change between 2000 and 2011 in the percentage of people whose incomes are $200,000 or more.

Map: Where Has Commuting Gotten Worse?
The map shows a snapshot across town of how the average travel time to work from home changed between 2000-2011.

Map: What Part of Town Has the Most Homes Sold in a Month?
The map shows a snapshot of total homes sold in October across town. Despite increasing mortgage rates, October marked the biggest increase in new single-family sales nationwide in over 33 years.

Map: What Part of Town has the Highest Home Listing Price?
Economists say the national home median listing price won’t increase as rapidly as it did in 2013. Look at a map of the median home listing price across town.

Map: Where Has the Number of People Working at Home Increased?
Census results reveal more people are working from home than before. The map shows a snapshot across town of the change in the number of people who worked from home between 2000-2011.

Map: What Part of Town Had the Most Increase in Home Values?
Nationally, home values have significantly increased this year, but experts say growth is likely to slow down in 2014. The map shows a snapshot of the percentage of homes that increased in value across town.

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