Lake Forest, Illinois Population 2024

19,132

Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Lake Forest has a 2024 population of 19,132. Lake Forest is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -1.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,346 in 2020.

The average household income in Lake Forest is $284,784 with a poverty rate of 3.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lake Forest is 44.9 years, 41 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Lake Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 85.08%
  • Asian: 6.46%
  • Two or more races: 5.39%
  • Other race: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
17.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,112.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.11% (-214)
The current population of Lake Forest, Illinois is 19,132 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,346.

Lake Forest, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,53785.08%
Asian1,2566.46%
Two or more races1,0485.39%
Other race2721.4%
Black or African American1910.98%
Native American1320.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lake Forest Population by Race

Lake Forest Population Pyramid 2024

Lake Forest Median Age

44.9

Total

41

Male

48.3

Female

Lake Forest Adults

There are 15,533 adults, (4,727 of whom are seniors) in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Forest Sex Ratio

Female10,07051.81%
Male9,36648.19%

Lake Forest Population by Age

Lake Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9592.6387.112.9
Married4,4673.1792.77.3
Non Family1,8531.2481.518.5
Female4712.986634
Male1682.8560.139.9
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

87.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lake Forest 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

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 84.19%.

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$104,098

Average Earnings

$154,365

Average Male

$75,435

Average Female

Lake Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Forest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lake Forest Language

86.96% of Lake Forest residents speak only English, while 13.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.39% of the population.

Lake Forest Language

Lake Forest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,4945023.24%
Asian1,09913412.19%
Multiple974474.83%
Other249218.43%
Hispanic799192.38%
Black41717.07%
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3.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.59%

Male Poverty Rate

4.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Black, with 17.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Hispanic, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.9%.

Lake Forest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.26%
Some College8.61%
Less Than 9th Grade6.45%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%
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Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.31%
Female Employed1.9%
Male Employed1.84%
Female Unemployed
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Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Forest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lake Forest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Forest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lake Forest Marriage

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

Lake Forest Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lake Forest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

569

Number of Veterans

544

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Lake Forest Veterans by War

count

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Lake Forest Veterans by Age

count

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Lake Forest Veterans by Race

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Forest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lake Forest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lake Forest 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

55.07%

Born in Lake Forest

88.91%

Native Born

11.09%

Foreign Born

4.27%

Non Citizen

6.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.91% of Lake Forest residents were born in the United States, with 55.07% having been born in Illinois. 4.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lake Forest Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,832-60-0.32%
202818,892-60-0.32%
202718,952-60-0.32%
202619,012-60-0.31%
202519,072-60-0.31%
202419,132-60-0.31%
202319,192-60-0.31%
202219,252-60-0.31%
202119,312-34-0.18%
202019,346-111-0.57%
201919,457-77-0.39%
201819,534-72-0.37%
201719,6061991.03%
201619,407-20-0.1%
201519,427-51-0.26%
201419,478100.05%
201319,468680.35%
201219,400260.13%
201119,374-18-0.09%
201019,392-667-3.33%
200020,0592,22312.46%
199017,8362,59117%
198015,245-397-2.54%
197015,6424,95546.36%
196010,6872,86836.68%
19507,81993413.57%
19406,8853315.05%
19306,5542,89779.22%
19203,6573089.2%
19103,349
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Lake Forest Population by Year