Park Forest, IL (Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St)




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About Park Forest, IL (Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St median real estate price is $90,917, which is less expensive than 82.1% of Illinois neighborhoods and 82.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St is currently $2,185, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Park Forest, Illinois.

Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St are 7.4%, which is lower than one will find in 60.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood, is that an incredible 84.9% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

In addition, the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 96.8% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood has more Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood has more single mother households than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood in Park Forest are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 27.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood, 31.3% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (22.9%), and 20.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood in Park Forest, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (8.4%). There are also a number of people of Haitian ancestry (6.3%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (5.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.3%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (91.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (6.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St 0.101011101001110
Park Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84

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Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St 0.101011101001110
Park Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Lincoln Hwy / Indiana St 0.101011101001110
Park Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 17 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

RICH TWP HSD 227


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Rich South Campus High School
5000 Sauk Trl
Richton Park, IL, 60471
09-12
Rich East Campus High School
300 Sauk Trl
Park Forest, IL, 60466
09-12
Rich Central Campus High School
3600 W 203rd St
Olympia Fields, IL, 60461
09-12

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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MATTESON ESD 162


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Richton Square School
22700 Richton Square
Richton Park, IL, 60471
PK-KG
O W Huth Middle School
3718 213th Pl
Matteson, IL, 60443
07-08
Sauk Elem School
4435 S Churchill Dr
Richton Park, IL, 60471
04-06
Matteson Elem School
21245 Main St
Matteson, IL, 60443
01-03
Indiana Elem School
165 Indiana St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
04-06
Arcadia Elem School
20519 Arcadian Dr
Olympia Fields, IL, 60461
KG-03
Illinois School
210 Illinois St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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