Most Expensive Forest Park Neighborhoods
Forest Park is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,196 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Forest Park is the 172nd largest community in Illinois. Forest Park has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Forest Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Forest Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Forest Park is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Forest Park is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Park who work in office and administrative support (18.30%), management occupations (10.83%) and sales jobs (8.76%).
Also of interest is that Forest Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Forest Park, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the village.
One downside of living in Forest Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.54 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Forest Park, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Forest Park is a relatively small village. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Forest Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.68% of adults in Forest Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Forest Park in 2010 was $38,901, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,604 for a family of four. However, Forest Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Forest Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Forest Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Forest Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.73% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Park include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, English and French.
The most common language spoken in Forest Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.
|FOREST PARK INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||7,178|
|FOREST PARK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||49.22%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||50.78%|
|TYPE OF FOREST PARK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||20.77%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.52%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||25.33%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||47.38%|
|SIZE OF FOREST PARK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.54%|
|AGE OF FOREST PARK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.33%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||19.20%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||35.24%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||37.23%|
|FOREST PARK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$250,979|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,136|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||2.95%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||11.15%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||26.90%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||33.47%|
|$327,001 - $435,000||17.87%|
|$435,001 - $544,000||5.99%|
|$544,001 - $816,000||1.67%|
|$816,001 - $1,088,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF FOREST PARK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.01%|
|5 TO 17||10.89%|
|18 TO 24||7.30%|
|25 TO 34||18.41%|
|35 TO 54||29.45%|
|55 TO 64||15.12%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.80%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||92.75%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$50,749|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$38,901|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.13%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.87%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.71%)
Information Technology (2.85%)
Public Service (2.55%)
Real estate (2.16%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||32.92%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.78%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.27%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.73%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (14.46%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.88%)
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