River Forest, IL Population

Population: 11,635. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,289 (-3.0% change)
Males: 5,340 (45.9%), Females: 6,295 (54.1%)

Cook County

Zip code: 60305

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

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%).

Elevation: 627 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Map of River Forest, IL

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near River Forest:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to River Forest:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 36 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)

Other public-use airports nearest to River Forest:

  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: CGX)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 16 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 19 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; Abbreviation: 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.

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 (Full-time enrollment: 1,505; Location: 7400 AUGUSTA; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 5,618)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CICERO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,085)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,201)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ELMHURST, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,407)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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