Oak Forest, IL Population

Population: 28,051. Estimated population in July 2020: 28,116 (+0.2% change)
Males: 13,977 (49.8%), Females: 14,074 (50.2%)

Cook County

Zip code: 60452

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

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%).

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

Population

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%).

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oak Forest:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 25 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 27 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oak Forest:

  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 6 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 12 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; Abbreviation: C18)
  • HOWELL-NEW LENOX (about 16 miles; NEW LENOX, IL; Abbreviation: 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.
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 (Full-time 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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,536)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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