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Population (year 2000): 23,462. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,036 (-1.8% change)
Males: 10,902 (46.5%), Females: 12,560 (53.5%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $47,579 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,400 (year 2000)

Park Forest, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Park Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.9%)
  • Black (39.4%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (19.3%), Irish (11.8%), English (8.1%), Italian (6.6%), Polish (6.6%), United States (2.3%).

New! Forest, Illinois forum

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Park Forest

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Park Forest village

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

3.1% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,227 (-5.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Orland (14.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (24.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fields, IL (2.4 miles Olympia Park, IL (2.6 miles Richton Park, IL (3.2 miles University Chicago Heights, IL (3.4 miles South Heights, IL Chicago (3.8 miles IL (4.0 miles Steger, IL (4.0 miles Flossmoor, IL (4.0 miles Matteson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,500

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.9%), Retail trade (11.9%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,197 (-30.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,100 (9.6%)


 

Crime in Park Forest by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 2 2 3 1
    per 100,000 0.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 12.8 4.3
Rapes 10 10 18 20 18 10
    per 100,000 42.6 42.6 76.7 85.2 76.7 42.6
Robberies 16 14 18 20 18 29
    per 100,000 68.2 59.7 76.7 85.2 76.7 123.6
Assaults 54 25 54 38 54 29
    per 100,000 230.2 106.6 230.2 162.0 230.2 123.6
Burglaries 108 99 155 128 156 180
    per 100,000 460.3 422.0 660.6 545.6 664.9 767.2
Thefts 358 382 468 369 468 494
    per 100,000 1525.9 1628.2 1994.7 1572.8 1994.7 2105.5
Auto thefts 79 54 42 63 42 48
    per 100,000 336.7 230.2 179.0 268.5 179.0 204.6
203.7 177.9 248.6 223.2 253.2 237.4


Average climate in Park Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Park Forest-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Park 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 16.2 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.


Birthplace of: Jibril Hodges - College basketball player (Long Beach State 49ers).


Hospitals/medical centers near Park Forest:
  • ST JAMES HOSP & HLTH CTR-OLYMPIA FLDS (about 3 miles; OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; HARVEY, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Park Forest:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 22 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 22 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 37 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Park Forest:
  • SANGER (about 9 miles; MONEE, IL; ID: C56)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 10 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 11 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)

Amtrak stations near Park Forest:
  • 6 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.
  • 12 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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
Other Government Administration 6 $26,924 $53,848 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 36 $175,269 $58,423 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $35,889 $35,889 14 $7,716
Firefighters 22 $111,829 $60,997 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $9,952 $59,712 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 21 $79,527 $45,444 34 $19,182
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $17,251 $41,402 1 $1,450
Water Supply 12 $47,160 $47,160 3 $3,635
Local Libraries 7 $24,013 $41,165 29 $26,723
Other and Unallocable 6 $22,990 $45,980 3 $2,309
Streets and Highways 13 $61,753 $57,002 2 $1,973
Health 9 $28,534 $38,045 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $29,747 $50,994 2 $2,044
Totals for Government 158 $670,840 $50,949 88 $65,032


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Park Forest:
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 1 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 18 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
Public high schools in Park Forest:
  • RICH EAST CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,197; Location: 300 SAUK TRAIL; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RICH TWP HIGH SCH PHOENIX CAMPUS (Students: 73; Location: 3230 W LINCOLN HGWY; Grades: 10 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Park Forest:
  • FOREST TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 215 WILSON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ILLINOIS SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 210 ILLINOIS STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • INDIANA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 165 INDIANA ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • BLACKHAWK INTERMEDIATE CENTER (Students: 334; Location: 130 BLACKHAWK DR; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • MOHAWK INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 301 MOHAWK ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • TALALA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 247; Location: 430 TALALA ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • 21ST CENTURY PREPARATORY CENTER (Students: 230; Location: 240 S ORCHARD DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ALGONQUIN PRIMARY CNTR (Students: 207; Location: 170 ALGONQUIN ST; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • HICKORY HILL EARLY INTERVENTION (Students: 45; Location: 119 CHESTNUT; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Park Forest:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 227 MONEE ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILD'S WORLD MONTESSORI CENTR (Students: 29; Location: 266 SOMONAUK; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ILLINOIS MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S (Students: 27; Location: 303 ILLINOIS ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Park Forest:
  • PARK FOREST P.L. (Operating income: $1,294,314; Location: 400 LAKEWOOD BLVD.; 179,926 books; 4,871 audio materials; 1,666 video materials; 463 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Park Forest: Hidden Meadows Golf Club (A), Park Forest Village Hall (B), Park Forest Public Library (C).

Shopping Centers: Tower Shopping Center (1), Plaza West Shopping Center (2), The Center Shopping Center (3), Lincolnwood Shopping Center (4), Lincolnwood West Shopping Center (5), Central Court Plaza Shopping Center (6), Norwood Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Park Forest include: Hope Lutheran Church (A), Saint Paul's - Good Shepherd Church (B), Saint Mary's Church (C), First Church of Christ (D), Congregation Am Echod (E), Grace United Protestant Church (F), Church of the Holy Family (G), Hallelujah Temple Ministries (H).

Cemetery: Saint Anne Cemetery (1).

Parks in Park Forest include: Winnebago Parks (1), Murphy Park (2), Eastgate Park (3), Krotiak Park (4), Onarga Park (5), Central Park (6), Indiana Park (7), Cedar Park (8), Marquette Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Park Forest compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Park Forest:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Park Forest:
  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON 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)

TV broadcast stations around Park Forest:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • 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.)

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