Park Forest, IL Population

Population: 23,462. Estimated population in July 2020: 23,036 (-1.8% change)
Males: 10,902 (46.5%), Females: 12,560 (53.5%)

Cook County

Zip code: 60466

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

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%).

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Map of Park Forest, IL

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Park Forest:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Park Forest:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 22 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 22 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 37 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Park Forest:

  • SANGER (about 9 miles; MONEE, IL; Abbreviation: C56)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 10 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 11 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,004)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 18 miles; HAMMOND, IN; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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