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Population (year 2000): 28,051. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,116 (+0.2% change)
Males: 13,977 (49.8%), Females: 14,074 (50.2%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $60,073 (year 2000)
Median house value: $149,200 (year 2000)

Oak Forest, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Oak Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.9%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (26.2%), German (25.0%), Polish (18.2%), Italian (13.0%), Dutch (5.1%), English (4.6%).

New! Forest, Illinois forum

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Oak Forest

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Forest city

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

5.8% Foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.6% Latin America, 1.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +973 (+3.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Orland (7.1 miles pop. 51,077).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (16.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (2.4 miles Midlothian, IL (2.6 miles Crestwood, Club Hills, IL (3.8 miles Country IL (3.8 miles Robbins, IL (4.1 miles Markham, Park, IL Tinley (4.3 miles IL (4.5 miles Alsip, IL (4.7 miles Posen,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 87 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 1997: 64 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 1998: 57 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 1999: 89 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $152,000

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 87.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Retail trade (13.8%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,398 (-26.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,792 (12.3%)


 

Crime in Oak Forest by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 6 4 7 8 7 10
    per 100,000 21.4 14.3 25.0 28.5 25.0 35.6
Robberies 8 6 9 23 9 19
    per 100,000 28.5 21.4 32.1 82.0 32.1 67.7
Assaults 10 17 21 20 21 33
    per 100,000 35.6 60.6 74.9 71.3 74.9 117.6
Burglaries 99 72 103 84 103 106
    per 100,000 352.9 256.7 367.2 299.5 367.2 377.9
Thefts 545 504 602 519 602 424
    per 100,000 1942.9 1796.7 2146.1 1850.2 2146.1 1511.5
Auto thefts 41 63 57 61 57 35
    per 100,000 146.2 224.6 203.2 217.5 203.2 124.8
138.4 132.0 162.4 162.6 162.4 155.0


Average climate in Oak Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oak Forest-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Oak Forest city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: HEMLOCK FEDERAL FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Oak Forest:
  • OAK FOREST HOSPITAL (159TH & CICERO AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Oak Forest:
  • TINLEY PK MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 5 miles; TINLEY PARK, IL)
  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; HAZEL CREST, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oak Forest:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 25 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 27 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oak Forest:
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 6 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 12 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)
  • HOWELL-NEW LENOX (about 16 miles; NEW LENOX, IL; ID: 1C2)

Amtrak stations near Oak Forest:
  • 7 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, 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
Police - Other 12 $41,625 $41,625 18 $3,831
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   8 $2,762
Water Supply 9 $37,324 $49,765 2 $1,109
Sewerage 4 $17,743 $53,229 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $8,364 $50,184 1 $616
Other Government Administration 9 $29,696 $39,594 46 $6,996
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   4 $763
Police Protection - Officers 39 $199,774 $61,468 0 $0
Firefighters 27 $141,778 $63,012 30 $6,499
Fire - Other 1 $2,878 $34,536 1 $117
Streets and Highways 15 $59,997 $47,997 0 $0
Welfare 0 $0   2 $787
Totals for Government 118 $539,180 $54,831 112 $23,480


Colleges/Universities in Oak Forest:
  • CAPRI OAK FOREST BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 123; Location: 15815 S ROBROY DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.capribeautyschool.com)
  • JOHN AMICO SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 15301 S CICERO; Private, for-profit)
  • ADVANCED TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER INC (Location: 15958 S CICERO AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS-MIDLOTHIAN (Location: 15331 S CICERO AVE STE 1A; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak Forest:
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; FT enrollment: 3,191)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
Public high school in Oak Forest:
  • OAK FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,447; Location: 15201 S CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oak Forest:
  • G KERKSTRA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 611; Location: 14950 LARAMIE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ARBOR PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 597; Location: 15900 OAK AVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • LEE R FOSTER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 5931 SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JACK HILLE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 5800 W 151ST ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WALTER F FIERKE ED CENTER (Students: 298; Location: 6535 VICTORIA DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MORTON GINGERWOOD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: 16936 FOREST AVE; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • FIELDCREST ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 4100 WAGMAN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SCARLET OAK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 5731 ALBERT DR; Grades: 03 - 04)
  • RIDGE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 5151 149TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BRAUN EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 109; Location: 6020 W 151ST ST; Grades: 03 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Oak Forest:
  • ST DAMIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 764; Location: 5300 WEST 155TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRIPLE R CHILD CARE (Students: 169; Location: 5500 W 147TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Oak Forest:
  • ACORN P.L.D. (Operating income: $756,922; Location: 15624 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE; 63,651 books; 5,362 audio materials; 3,356 video materials; 188 serial subscriptions)
 

Oak Forest compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Forest:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBEE (1570 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, IL)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Forest:
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Forest:
  • 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, 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.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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