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Population (year 2000): 11,635. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,289 (-3.0% change)
Males: 5,340 (45.9%), Females: 6,295 (54.1%)

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Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $89,284 (year 2000)
Median house value: $386,600 (year 2000)

River Forest, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in River Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.7%)
  • Black (4.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (30.9%), German (24.9%), English (10.7%), Italian (10.5%), Polish (6.1%), United States (3.5%).

New! Forest, Illinois forum

Elevation: 627 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in River Forest

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Forest village

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

7.6% Foreign born (2.8% Asia, 2.6% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-0.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Oak (1.9 miles RiverForest.Home-Listings.org )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (10.1 miles )

Nearest cities: Park, IL (1.4 miles Forest Park, IL Oak (1.9 miles IL (2.0 miles Maywood, Park, IL Elmwood (2.0 miles Grove, IL (2.8 miles River Park, IL Melrose (3.0 miles Riverside, IL (3.3 miles North IL (3.4 miles Broadview,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $514,200
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $376,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $381,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $365,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $307,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $490,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $509,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $538,500
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $515,100

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 87.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (33.2%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (14.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,208 (-10.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,103 (19.4%)


 

Crime in River 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 0 1 3 1 3 2
    per 100,000 0.0 8.6 25.8 8.6 25.8 17.2
Robberies 14 12 12 11 12 16
    per 100,000 120.3 103.1 103.1 94.5 103.1 137.5
Assaults 2 3 0 1 0 3
    per 100,000 17.2 25.8 0.0 8.6 0.0 25.8
Burglaries 50 72 65 52 65 55
    per 100,000 429.7 618.8 558.7 446.9 558.7 472.7
Thefts 416 462 419 400 419 442
    per 100,000 3575.4 3970.8 3601.2 3437.9 3601.2 3798.9
Auto thefts 18 22 33 22 33 17
    per 100,000 154.7 189.1 283.6 189.1 283.6 146.1
225.0 256.8 247.1 217.4 247.1 250.0


Average climate in River Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

River Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the River Forest 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 32.3 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near River Forest:
  • RIVEREDGE HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; FOREST PARK, IL)
  • WEST SUBURBAN HOSPITAL MED CENTER (about 2 miles; OAK PARK, IL)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; MAYWOOD, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to River Forest:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 36 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to River Forest:
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 16 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 19 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)

Amtrak stations near River Forest:
  • 7 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 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
Financial Administration 4 $14,282 $42,846 1 $1,180
Other Government Administration 10 $37,782 $45,338 4 $3,934
Police Protection - Officers 30 $134,904 $53,961 0 $0
Police - Other 9 $26,324 $35,098 12 $7,694
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $2,910
Streets and Highways 10 $33,882 $40,658 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $10,316 $41,264 0 $0
Firefighters 21 $100,344 $57,339 0 $0
Totals for Government 87 $357,834 $49,356 18 $15,718


Colleges/Universities in River Forest:
  • DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,529; Location: 7900 W DIVISION ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dom.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 1,505; Location: 7400 AUGUSTA; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to River Forest:
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 3 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,201)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 7,324)
Private high school in River Forest:
  • TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 7574 W DIVISION STREET; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in River Forest:
  • ROOSEVELT SCHOOL (Students: 664; Location: 7560 OAK AVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 511 PARK AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WILLARD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 1250 ASHLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in River Forest:
  • ST LUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 423; Location: 519 ASHLAND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST VINCENT FERRER ELEM SCH (Students: 423; Location: 1515 LATHROP AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 7300 W DIVISION STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KEYSTONE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: BOX 5548; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CONCORDIA EARLY CHILDHOOD CENT (Students: 96; Location: 7400 AUGUSTA; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in River Forest:
  • RIVER FOREST P.L. (Operating income: $732,768; Location: 735 LATHROP AVENUE; 77,778 books; 1,701 audio materials; 987 video materials; 176 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in River Forest: Geiseman Gymnasium (A), County Forest Preserve District Headquarters (B), Addison Hall (C), River Forest Village Hall (D), River Forest Public Library (E), Albertus Magnus Science Hall (F), Koehneke Community Center (G), Kohn Hall (H), Mary Martha Hall and Computer Center (I), Fred A Spurgat Building (J), Rebecca Crown Memorial Library (K), Brohm Hall (L), Kretzmann Hall (M), Krentz Center (N), Eifrig Hall (O), Trailside Museum of Natural History (P), Lewis Hall (Q), Jonathan Hall (R), Mazzuchelli Hall (S), Lindemann Hall (T).

Churches in River Forest include: Saint Vincent Ferrer Church (A), Saint Luke Roman Catholic Church (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Christ Episcopal Church (E), Chapel of Our Lord (F), River Forest Methodist Church (G), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (H).

Parks in River Forest include: Cummings Square (1), Constitution Park (2), Thatcher Woods Glen (3), Keystone Park (4).


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

Strongest AM radio stations in River Forest:
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, 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.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSBC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in River 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WRRG (88.9 FM; RIVER GROVE, IL; Owner: TRITON COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around River 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.)
  • 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.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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