Forest Park, Illinois Population 2022

14,373
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Forest Park is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Forest Park has a 2020 population of 14,373. Forest Park is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 0.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,339 in 2010.

The average household income in Forest Park is $84,007 with a poverty rate of 9.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,130 per month, and the median house value is $245,900. The median age in Forest Park is 39.5 years, 38.9 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Forest Park Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Parkwas:

  • White: 56.82%
  • Black or African American: 27.59%
  • Asian: 5.66%
  • Two or more races: 5.41%
  • Other race: 3.99%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest Park, Illinois is 14,373 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,339.

Forest Park, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,84656.82%
Black or African American3,81027.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native730.53%
Asian7815.66%
Some Other Race5513.99%
Two or More Races7475.41%
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Forest Park Population by Race

Forest Park Population Pyramid 2022

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Forest Park Median Age

39.6


Total

38.6


Male

41.8


Female

Forest Park Adults

There are 11,784 adults, (2,182 of whom are seniors) in Forest Park.

Forest Park Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Park Sex Ratio

Female

7,450

53.95%

Male

6,358

46.05%

Forest Park Population by Age

Forest Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All49.3%50.7%
Non Family40.9%59.1%
Female40.8%59.2%
Male29%71%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6952.0349.3
Married1,8922.9272.5
Male3072.6829
Female9392.8640.8
Non Family3,5571.2740.9

2.8

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

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Forest Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1761.63%
9th to 12th Grade2702.50%
High School Graduate1,78816.56%
Some College1,98718.40%
Associates Degree9969.22%
Bachelors Degree3,05728.31%
Graduate Degree2,52323.37%
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Forest Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian650650567
2+ Races459454302
White5,9905,8733,646
Native American303011
Hispanic859796261
Black3,0402,779878
Other Race31728854

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.23%.

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,682$53,820$50,143
Less Than 9th Grade$19,118$3,636$23,750
High School Graduate$38,448$40,060$37,619
Some College$43,045$51,646$30,968
Bachelors Degree$61,446$67,139$56,050
Graduate Degree$69,692$80,284$68,783

$51,682

Average Earnings

$53,820

Average Male

$50,143

Average Female

Forest Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Park Language by Age

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Forest Park Language

85.70% of Forest Park residents speak only English, while 14.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.68% of the population.

Forest Park Language

Forest Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native736284.93%
Asian78116320.87%
Multiple7428511.46%
White7,1056288.84%
Black3,7053008.10%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1,4691147.76%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Native, with 84.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Hispanic, with 7.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.66%.

Forest Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.01%
High School9.70%
Some College10.10%
Bachelors or Greater6.29%

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.06%
Male Unemployed6.49%
Female Employed3.94%
Female Unemployed20.25%

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,670$94,331
Families$101,894$129,332
Married Families$130,345-
Non Families$49,071$57,925
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Income by Household Type

Forest Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Park Married by Age and Sex

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Forest Park Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Park Marital Status by Race

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Forest Park Marital Status

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848

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War129
First Gulf War192
Vietnam290
Korea69
World War II5

Forest Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34117
35 to 54217
55 to 64166
65 to 74185
75+163

Forest Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4696.97%
Black3299.97%
Other Race195.05%
2+ Races315.34%
Hispanic505.44%

Forest Park Veterans by Race

Forest Park Veterans by Education

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4.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Park Veterans by Education

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72.7%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Park Employment by Age

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Forest Park Employment by Race

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Forest Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.19%

Born in Forest Park

90.93%

Native Born

9.07%

Foreign Born

3.35%

Non Citizen

5.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.93% of Forest Park residents were born in the United States, with 67.19% having been born in Illinois. 3.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Forest Park Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,0850.00%
19106,5942,5094.90%
192010,7684,1745.03%
193014,5553,7873.06%
194014,8402850.19%
195014,9691290.09%
196014,452-517-0.35%
197015,4721,0200.68%
198015,177-295-0.19%
199014,918-259-0.17%
200015,6887700.50%
201014,167-1,521-1.01%
201114,184170.12%
201214,201170.12%
201314,218170.12%
201414,235170.12%
201514,252170.12%
201614,269170.12%
201714,286170.12%
201814,303170.12%
201914,320170.12%
202014,339190.13%
202114,356170.12%
202214,373170.12%

Forest Park Population by Year