Forest Park, Illinois Population 2021

13,552
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Forest Park is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 13,552, it is the 172nd largest city in Illinois and the 2477th largest city in the United States . Forest Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -4.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,167 in 2010. Forest Park reached it's highest population of 15,688 in 2000. Spanning over 2 miles, Forest Park has a population density of 5,643 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest Park is $84,007 with a poverty rate of 9.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,079 per month, and the median house value is $234,100. 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 Park was:

  • White: 57.93%
  • Black or African American: 28.51%
  • Asian: 6.05%
  • Two or more races: 4.26%
  • Other race: 2.70%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest Park, Illinois is 13,552 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,780.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,167.

Forest Park, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,06857.93%
Black or African American3,97028.51%
Asian8426.05%
Two or More Races5934.26%
Some Other Race3762.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.56%
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Forest Park Population by Race

Forest Park Population Pyramid $2021

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Forest Park Median Age

39.5


Total

38.9


Male

40.8


Female

Forest Park Adults

There are 12,068 adults, (2,214 of whom are seniors) in Forest Park.

Forest Park Age Dependency

41.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Park Sex Ratio

Female

7,506

53.90%

Male

6,421

46.10%

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
Married75.2%24.8%
All51.6%48.4%
Female46.5%53.5%
Non Family40.8%59.2%
Male39%61%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9961.9651.6
Non Family3,8751.2240.8
Married2,0632.8775.2
Female9042.8546.5
Male1543.0839

2.82

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

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Forest Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2222.01%
9th to 12th Grade2782.51%
High School Graduate1,87416.94%
Some College2,17619.67%
Associates Degree9578.65%
Bachelors Degree3,08627.89%
Graduate Degree2,47122.33%
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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
White6,1095,9343,653
Black3,2472,996952
Hispanic828758269
Asian705705538
2+ Races353348225
Other Race30328364
Native American343414

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 76.31%.

Forest Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,376$53,163$49,735
Less Than 9th Grade$23,958$$
High School Graduate$35,590$29,583$36,983
Some College$41,708$52,582$32,424
Bachelors Degree$56,589$60,875$56,000
Graduate Degree$67,517$81,625$64,145

$51,376

Average Earnings

$53,163

Average Male

$49,735

Average Female

Forest Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Park Language by Age

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Forest Park Language

84.90% of Forest Park residents speak only English, while 15.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.58% of the population.

Forest Park Language

Forest Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3915737.75%
Black3,87440310.40%
Asian84220424.23%
Hispanic1,2571159.15%
Multiple5887913.44%
Native786482.05%

9.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.33%

Male Poverty Rate

10.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is Native, with 82.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Park is White, with 7.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.83%.

Forest Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.41%
High School13.15%
Bachelors or Greater7.46%
Some College7.39%

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.90%
Male Unemployed7.42%
Female Employed2.88%
Male Employed2.04%

Forest Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,664$84,007
Families$93,625$118,779
Married Families$122,723-
Non Families$44,599$54,640
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Income by Household Type

Forest Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

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 Over 65, 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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791

Number of Veterans

648

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam236
Second Gulf War164
First Gulf War133
Korea94
World War II6

Forest Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+198
35 to 54168
55 to 64155
18 to 34147
65 to 74123

Forest Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4666.80%
Black2888.12%
Hispanic374.29%
Other Race206.08%
2+ Races173.53%

Forest Park Veterans by Race

Forest Park Veterans by Education

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3.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Park Veterans by Education

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71.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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65.90%

Born in Forest Park

89.37%

Native Born

10.63%

Foreign Born

4.43%

Non Citizen

6.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.37% of Forest Park residents were born in the United States, with 65.90% having been born in Illinois. 4.43% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,552-76-0.56%
202013,628-76-0.55%
201913,704-76-0.55%
201813,780-139-1.00%
201713,919-132-0.94%
201614,051-100-0.71%
201514,151-79-0.56%
201414,230-25-0.18%
201314,255130.09%
201214,242300.21%
201114,212370.26%
201014,175-1,513-1.01%
200015,6887700.50%
199014,918-259-0.17%
198015,177-295-0.19%
197015,4721,0200.68%
196014,452-517-0.35%
195014,9691290.09%
194014,8402850.19%
193014,5553,7873.06%
192010,7684,1745.03%
19106,5942,5094.90%
19004,0850.00%

Forest Park Population by Year