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The Village of University Park had a population of 7,056 as of July 1, 2016. University Park ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for University Park is located at latitude 41.4438 and longitude -87.711 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of University Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of University Park (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of University Park is located within Township of Monee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with University Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for University Park: Park Forest South.

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University Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,056
Population in Households 7,020
Population in Familes 6,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 655
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 2,392
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,768
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,318 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,074 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $137,135
Average Home Value $158,080


Median Household Income $51,743
Average Household Income $62,038
Per Capita Income $21,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.03%
Households -0.16% -0.03%
Families -0.04% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

University Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 284 79th
Population Density1 # 980 28th
Diversity Index2 # 277 80th
Median Household Income # 708 48th
Per Capita Income # 1108 19th

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