Forest Park, IL Population

Population: 15,688. Estimated population in July 2020: 15,197 (-3.1% change)
Males: 7,441 (47.4%), Females: 8,247 (52.6%)

Zip code: 60130

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

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%).

Land area: 2.4 square miles

 

Population

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%).

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest Park:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 35 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest Park:

  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: CGX)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 20 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 8,007)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,618)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,407)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,201)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 10 miles; ELMHURST, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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