Forest Park, Illinois Population 2024

13,364

Forest Park is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Forest Park has a 2024 population of 13,364. Forest Park is currently declining at a rate of -1.61% annually and its population has decreased by -6.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,282 in 2020.

The average household income in Forest Park is $103,197 with a poverty rate of 11.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forest Park is 42.2 years, 39.3 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

Forest Park Demographics

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

  • White: 55.66%
  • Black or African American: 25.26%
  • Asian: 6.68%
  • Other race: 6.04%
  • Two or more races: 5.8%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,564.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.43% (-918)
The current population of Forest Park, Illinois is 13,364 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,282.

Forest Park, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,88455.66%
Black or African American3,57825.26%
Asian9466.68%
Other race8556.04%
Two or more races8225.8%
Native American800.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forest Park Population by Race

Forest Park Population Pyramid 2024

Forest Park Median Age

42.2

Total

39.3

Male

44.7

Female

Forest Park Adults

There are 12,130 adults, (2,531 of whom are seniors) in Forest Park.

Forest Park Age Dependency

47.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Park Sex Ratio

Female7,46052.67%
Male6,70547.33%

Forest Park Population by Age

Forest Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3281.955.244.8
Non Family4,0411.2347.152.9
Married1,9762.7379.820.2
Female1,0782.7248.551.5
Male2332.6117.682.4
showing: 5 rows

2.66

Average Family Size

1.9

Average Household Size

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest Park Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 67.38%.

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,926

Average Earnings

$59,313

Average Male

$63,100

Average Female

Forest Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Park Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest Park Language

86.75% of Forest Park residents speak only English, while 13.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.8% of the population.

Forest Park Language

Forest Park Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,6467479.77%
Black3,46046113.32%
Asian94621322.52%
Hispanic1,32515411.62%
Native796886.08%
Other842526.18%
Multiple814425.16%
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11.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.85%

Male Poverty Rate

11.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Native, with 86.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Multiple, with 5.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.96%.

Forest Park Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.28%
High School24.65%
Some College10.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%
showing: 4 rows

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.76%
Female Unemployed6.17%
Male Unemployed5.71%
Female Employed5.3%
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Forest Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Park Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest Park Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Park Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest Park Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

763

Number of Veterans

662

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

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Forest Park Veterans by War

count

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Forest Park Veterans by Age

count

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Forest Park Veterans by Race

Forest Park Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Park Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Park Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Park Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Park Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.68%

Born in Forest Park

91.1%

Native Born

8.9%

Foreign Born

3.33%

Non Citizen

5.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.1% of Forest Park residents were born in the United States, with 65.68% having been born in Illinois. 3.33% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,269-219-1.75%
202812,488-219-1.72%
202712,707-219-1.69%
202612,926-219-1.67%
202513,145-219-1.64%
202413,364-219-1.61%
202313,583-219-1.59%
202213,802-219-1.56%
202114,021-261-1.83%
202014,2825924.32%
201913,690-87-0.63%
201813,777-139-1%
201713,916-132-0.94%
201614,048-101-0.71%
201514,149-79-0.56%
201414,228-26-0.18%
201314,254130.09%
201214,241300.21%
201114,211370.26%
201014,174-1,514-9.65%
200015,6887705.16%
199014,918-259-1.71%
198015,177-295-1.91%
197015,4721,0207.06%
196014,452-517-3.45%
195014,9691290.87%
194014,8402851.96%
193014,5553,78735.17%
192010,7684,17463.3%
19106,5942,50961.42%
19004,085
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Forest Park Population by Year