Orland Park

by Kristen McDavis,

The community I chose is Orland Park:

-The average water bill is $60. Their average transportation costs are 1,147 while their housing costs are at $2,026.

-The average water bill has gone up 75%. I think this could have happened because Orland Park gets its water from Chicago / Lake Michigan, and the price rates are increasing for that water. It could also be that 89% of households are owner occupied, so they are paying for their water bill out of pocket instead of having it covered with renting a household or apartment.

-The water bill has outpaced the growth in income by 52%.

-A low income household would need to work 5.5 hours.

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