Oak Lawn, Illinois

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Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 55,245 at the 2000 census.

Oak Lawn is a suburb of the city of Chicago, located southwest of the city. It shares borders with the city in two areas, but is surrounded mostly by others suburbs.



Oak Lawn is located at 41°42′54″N 87°45′12″W / 41.715°N 87.75333°W / 41.715; -87.75333Coordinates: 41°42′54″N 87°45′12″W / 41.715°N 87.75333°W / 41.715; -87.75333 (41.715082, -87.753401).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 55,245 people, 22,220 households, and 14,554 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,427.3 people per square mile (2,480.3/km²). There were 22,846 housing units at an average density of 2,657.9/sq mi (1,025.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.35% White, 1.22% Black, 0.17% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.33% of the population, including 4.3% of Mexican descent.

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