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Forest Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest Park had a population of 13,944 as of July 1, 2019. Forest Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Forest Park is located at latitude 41.8795 and longitude -87.8137 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest Park encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Village of Forest Park (GNIS ID: 2398896) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest Park: Harlem.

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Forest Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Forest Park, IL Housing Affordability Index is 85
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Forest Park, IL Wealth Index is 63
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 13,944
Population in Households 13,768
Population in Familes 8,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density 5,806
Diversity Index1 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,668
Average Household Income $81,296
Per Capita Income $41,320
Wealth Index3 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,237 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,846 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 711 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $270,492
Housing Affordability Index2 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,083
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 3,036
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.17% -0.22%
Households -0.12% -0.24%
Families -0.23% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Forest Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Park to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 171 88th
Population Density # 29 98th
Diversity Index # 65 95th
Median Household Income # 619 55th
Per Capita Income # 161 88th

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