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Population (year 2000): 15,688. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,197 (-3.1% change)
Males: 7,441 (47.4%), Females: 8,247 (52.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $44,103 (year 2000)
Median house value: $138,300 (year 2000)

Forest Park, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Profiles of local businesses:
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Races in Forest Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.1%)
  • Black (31.2%)
  • Hispanic (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Other race (2.8%)
  • Asian Indian (2.6%)
  • Filipino (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), Irish (14.6%), Italian (8.1%), English (5.9%), Polish (5.3%), United States (2.0%).Park, Illinois forum

Land area: 2.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Forest Park

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest Park village

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

14.8% Foreign born (6.2% Asia, 3.9% Latin America, 3.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +869 (+5.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Oak (1.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (9.3 miles www.RealtyStore.com )

Nearest cities: Forest, IL (1.4 miles River Park, IL Oak (1.7 miles Riverside, IL (2.2 miles North IL (2.3 miles Maywood, IL (2.6 miles Berwyn, IL Riverside, (2.9 miles IL (3.1 miles Broadview, Park, IL Elmwood (3.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $199,900

Latitude: 41.87 N, Longitude: 87.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Forest Park, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,441 (-9.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 822 (9.8%)

Crime in Forest Park by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.7
Rapes 4 7 6 5 6 4
    per 100,000 25.5 44.6 38.2 31.9 38.2 25.5
Robberies 38 28 42 31 42 24
    per 100,000 242.2 178.5 267.7 197.6 267.7 153.0
Assaults 23 31 39 33 39 39
    per 100,000 146.6 197.6 248.6 210.4 248.6 248.6
Burglaries 107 113 177 109 177 125
    per 100,000 682.0 720.3 1128.3 694.8 1128.3 796.8
Thefts 706 612 601 594 601 460
    per 100,000 4500.3 3901.1 3831.0 3786.3 3831.0 2932.2
Auto thefts 102 115 88 124 88 68
    per 100,000 650.2 733.0 560.9 790.4 560.9 433.5
392.0 376.0 422.4 377.4 422.4 326.3

Average climate in Forest Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forest Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Forest Park city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.5 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Forest Park:
  • RIVEREDGE HOSPITAL (8311 WEST ROOSEVELT ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Forest Park:
  • OAK PARK HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; OAK PARK, IL)
  • WEST SUBURBAN HOSPITAL MED CENTER (about 3 miles; OAK PARK, IL)
  • JOHN J MADDEN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 3 miles; HINES, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest Park:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 35 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest Park:
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 20 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)

Amtrak stations near Forest Park:
  • 6 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 6 $16,956 $33,912 30 $33,876
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest Park:
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 5 miles; CICERO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,085)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 5 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,201)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 10 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 7,324)
Public primary/middle schools in Forest Park:
  • FOREST PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 925 BELOIT AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FIELD STEVENSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 925 S BELOIT AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GARFIELD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 543 HANNAH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GRANT-WHITE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 147 CIRCLE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BETSY ROSS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 1315 MARENGO AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Forest Park:
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 305 CIRCLE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST BERNARDINE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 815 ELGIN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FOREST PARK MONTESSORI CHILD D (Students: 37; Location: 16 LATHROP; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Forest Park:
  • FOREST PARK P.L. (Operating income: $731,027; Location: 7555 JACKSON BLVD.; 77,300 books; 2,502 audio materials; 3,898 video materials; 225 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Forest Park: Altenheim Home (A), Forest Park Village Hall (B).

Shopping Center: Forest Park Mall Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Forest Park include: Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (B), Saint John Lutheran Church (C), First United Church of Christ (D), Forest Park Baptist Church (E), Chicagoland Christian Center (F), Saint Bernardines Church (G), Living Word Christian Center (H).

Cemeteries: Free Sons of Israel Cemetery (1), Waldheim Cemetery (2), Woodlawn Cemetery (3), Concordia Cemetery (4), Joseph and Sons Incorporaed Cemetery (5), Forest Home Cemetery (6).

Parks in Forest Park include: Roosevelt Park (1), Forest Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Forest Park compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Forest Park:
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSBC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Forest Park:
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Forest Park:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

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