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Forest View, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest View had a population of 695 as of July 1, 2019. Forest View 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 Forest View is located at latitude 41.8086 and longitude -87.7934 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest View encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Village of Forest View (GNIS ID: 2398897) 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 View is located within Township of Stickney, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Forest View, IL Housing Affordability Index is 185
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 View, IL Wealth Index is 81
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 695 (100%)
Population in Households 690 (99.3%)
Population in Families 571 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 595
Diversity Index2 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,721
Average Household Income $77,309
Per Capita Income $28,617
Wealth Index4 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $186,890
Housing Affordability Index3 185
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -0.05% -0.26%
Households -0.2% -0.31%
Families 0.06% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Forest View, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest View 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 # 805 41st
Population Density # 1015 26th
Diversity Index # 112 92nd
Median Household Income # 329 76th
Per Capita Income # 729 47th

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