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Population (year 2000): 20,059. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,123 (+5.3% change)
Males: 9,545 (47.6%), Females: 10,514 (52.4%)

Lake County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.0 years
Median household income: $136,462 (year 2000)
Median house value: $662,400 (year 2000)

Lake Forest, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Lake Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Korean (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (20.0%), English (16.4%), Italian (8.4%), Polish (5.7%), United States (4.6%).

New! Forest, Illinois forum

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles

Lake

For population 25 years and over in Lake Forest

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 73.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Forest city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

6.5% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.1% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,168 (+12.1%).



Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Waukegan, (9.5 miles pop. 87,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (29.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (3.1 miles Bannockburn, Bluff, IL Lake (3.2 miles IL (3.3 miles Highwood, IL Deerfield, (4.6 miles IL (4.6 miles Mettawa, Park, IL (4.7 miles Highland IL Lincolnshire, (5.3 miles IL (5.4 miles Riverwoods,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 82 buildings, average cost: $472,600
  • 1997: 166 buildings, average cost: $362,900
  • 1998: 209 buildings, average cost: $425,300
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $527,000
  • 2000: 113 buildings, average cost: $577,700
  • 2001: 76 buildings, average cost: $655,100
  • 2002: 84 buildings, average cost: $688,000
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $828,300
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $658,200
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $824,700

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 87.85 W

Area codes: 847, 224


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.8%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (18.0%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,367 (+26.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,390 (28.8%)


 

Crime in Lake Forest by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 4 4 4 1
    per 100,000 5.0 5.0 19.9 19.9 19.9 5.0
Robberies 2 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 10.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 1 11 8 15 8 1
    per 100,000 5.0 54.8 39.9 74.8 39.9 5.0
Burglaries 29 11 8 20 8 19
    per 100,000 144.6 54.8 39.9 99.7 39.9 94.7
Thefts 173 172 124 153 124 162
    per 100,000 862.5 857.5 618.2 762.7 618.2 807.6
Auto thefts 4 4 6 3 6 4
    per 100,000 19.9 19.9 29.9 15.0 29.9 19.9
52.2 54.2 45.9 66.6 45.9 43.5


Average climate in Lake Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Lake Forest city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 17.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Pete Wilson - (born 1933), governor of California, Kevin Walter - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Aug 4, 1981), Brooke Wyckoff - WNBA player (Connecticut Sun, born: Mar 30, 1980), John Burke - College basketball player (Santa Clara Broncos), Michael Liddy - College basketball player (Dartmouth Big Green).


Main business address for: STERICYCLE INC (HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT), ELOYALTY CORP (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES), PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA (PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS & BOXES), PACTIV CORP (PLASTICS, FOIL & COATED PAPER BAGS), IMC PHOSPHATES CO (AGRICULTURE CHEMICALS), TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE INC (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), SALTON INC (ELECTRIC HOUSEWARES & FANS), PHOSPHATE RESOURCE PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (AGRICULTURE CHEMICALS) and 4 other public companies.


Hospital/medical center in Lake Forest:
  • LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL (660 N WESTMORELAND ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lake Forest:
  • HILL TOP CENTER (about 4 miles; GREEN OAKS, IL)
  • CONDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; LIBERTYVILLE, IL)
  • ST THERESE MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; WAUKEGAN, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake Forest:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 25 miles; KENOSHA, WI; ID: ENW)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake Forest:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 10 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • WAUKEGAN REGIONAL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN, IL; ID: UGN)
  • CAMPBELL (about 16 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; ID: C81)

Amtrak station near Lake Forest:
  • 12 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in Lake Forest:
  • LAKE FOREST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,246; Location: 555 N SHERIDAN ROAD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lfc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • BARAT COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 651; Location: 700 E WESTLEIGH RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.barat.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • LAKE FOREST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (FT enrollment: 249; Location: 280 N SHERIDAN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Forest:
  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY (about 15 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; FT enrollment: 6,973)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 17 miles; PALATINE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,229)
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; EVANSTON, IL; FT enrollment: 14,958)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 7,324)
Public high school in Lake Forest:
  • LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,735; Location: 1285 N MCKINLEY RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Lake Forest:
  • LAKE FOREST ACADEMY (Students: 273; Location: 1500 W KENNEDY ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • WOODLANDS ACADEMY OF THE SACRE (Students: 171; Location: 760 EAST WESTLEIGH ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake Forest:
  • DEER PATH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,004; Location: 155 W DEERPATH; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • EVERETT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 1111 EVERETT SCH RD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • CHEROKEE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 475 CHEROKEE RD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • SHERIDAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 1360 N SHERIDAN RD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • RONDOUT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 28593 N BRADLEY RD; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Lake Forest:
  • SCHOOL OF ST. MARY (Students: 710; Location: 185 ILLINOIS ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LAKE FOREST COUNTRY DAY SCH (Students: 426; Location: 145 S GREEN BAY ROAD; Grades: PK - 9)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF LAKE FOREST (Students: 229; Location: 13700 WEST LAUREL DR; Grades: PK - 7)
  • DEARHAVEN CHILD CARE - LEARNIN (Students: 22; Location: 1100 NORTH WESTMORELAND ROAD; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Lake Forest:
  • LAKE FOREST LIB. (Operating income: $2,297,735; Location: 360 E. DEERPATH ROAD; 112,630 books; 5,546 audio materials; 2,805 video materials; 410 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lake Forest: Knollwood Club Golf Course (A), Conway Farms Golf Course (B), Onwentsia Club Golf Course (C), Onwentsia Club (D), Deerpath Golf Course (E), Lake Forest Oasis (F), Hilton Gymnasium (G), Roberts Hall (H), Hixon Hall (I), McClure Hall (J), McCormick Auditorium (K), North Hall (L), Old Main (M), Deerpath Hall (N), O'Shaughnessy Dining Hall (O), Drake Theatre (P), Alumni Memorial Field House (Q), Sister Madeleine Sophie Cooney Library (R), Halas Hall (S), Reid Hall (T).

Churches in Lake Forest include: Saint Mary's Church (A), First Church of Christ Scientist (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Christ Church (D), Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel (E), Church of the Holy Spirit (F), Faith Lutheran Church (G), Saint James Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Lake Forest Cemetery (1), Saint Patricks Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Fort Sheridan Cemetery (4).

Lake: West Lake (A).

Parks in Lake Forest include: Farwell Field (1), Northcroft Park (2), Deerpath Community Park (3), Prairie Wolf Slough County Forest Preserve (4), Buena Park (5), Skokie River Nature Preserve (6), South Park (7), Lake Forest Recreation Center (8), Triangle Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Lake Forest compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Forest:
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WKRS (1220 AM; 1 kW; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Forest:
  • WXLC (102.3 FM; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Forest:
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, 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)
  • 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.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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