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The Village of University Park had a population of 7,075 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for University Park: Park Forest South.

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University Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,075
Daytime Population: Workers 4,552
Daytime Population: Residents 4,142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 7,037
Population in Familes 6,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 657
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $52,048
Average Household Income $64,066
Per Capita Income $22,198


Total Housing Units 2,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,322 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,087 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $140,487
Average Home Value $164,080


Total Households 2,409
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,776
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 -0.1% 0.1%
Households -0.04% 0.12%
Families 0.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 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 # 285 79th
Population Density # 977 29th
Diversity Index # 282 80th
Median Household Income # 740 46th
Per Capita Income # 1122 18th

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