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Forest View, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Forest View had a population of 722 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.8091 and longitude -87.7731 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest View (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest View population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Forest View, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 722
Daytime Population: Workers 1,467
Daytime Population: Residents 394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,861
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.58
Population in Households 717
Population in Familes 593
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 677
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $63,277
Average Household Income $70,844
Per Capita Income $26,411


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (85.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $207,051
Average Home Value $244,378


Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.3%
Households 0.31% 0.29%
Families 0.69% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Forest View, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest View to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 797 42nd
Population Density # 965 30th
Diversity Index # 112 92nd
Median Household Income # 350 74th
Per Capita Income # 704 49th

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