Lake Forest, Illinois Population 2022

19,365
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Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County Illinois. Lake Forest has a 2020 population of 19,365. Lake Forest is currently declining at a rate of -0.01% annually and its population has decreased by -0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,367 in 2010.

The average household income in Lake Forest is $269,555 with a poverty rate of 2.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,627 per month, and the median house value is $818,000. The median age in Lake Forest is 47.8 years, 46.2 years for males, and 49.9 years for females.

Lake Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 84.79%
  • Asian: 8.64%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Black or African American: 1.28%
  • Other race: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lake Forest, Illinois is 19,365 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,367.

Lake Forest, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,53284.79%
Black or African American2491.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native1810.93%
Asian1,6848.64%
Some Other Race2051.05%
Two or More Races6463.31%
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Lake Forest Population by Race

Lake Forest Population Pyramid 2022

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Lake Forest Median Age

47.4


Total

44.2


Male

49.6


Female

Lake Forest Adults

There are 15,374 adults, (4,789 of whom are seniors) in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Forest Sex Ratio

Female

10,096

51.78%

Male

9,401

48.22%

Lake Forest Population by Age

Lake Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.2%6.8%
All87.2%12.8%
Non Family77.3%22.7%
Male68.2%31.8%
Female68%32%

87.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2032.5687.2
Married4,7263.1293.2
Male1102.9368.2
Female3032.8568
Non Family2,0641.2277.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Lake Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade290.22%
9th to 12th Grade560.42%
High School Graduate6995.24%
Some College1,2919.67%
Associates Degree4293.21%
Bachelors Degree5,18638.85%
Graduate Degree5,65842.39%
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Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races230230220
Asian1,1391,129968
Native American707058
White11,51111,4469,372
Black969677
Hispanic260250165
Other Race12112131

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.65%.

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$94,476$150,875$62,654
Less Than 9th Grade$31,500$$
High School Graduate$32,270$30,125$33,214
Some College$36,912$51,750$22,243
Bachelors Degree$85,000$146,458$54,057
Graduate Degree$133,958$196,655$67,344

$94,476

Average Earnings

$150,875

Average Male

$62,654

Average Female

Lake Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Forest Language by Age

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Lake Forest Language

85.82% of Lake Forest residents speak only English, while 14.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.06% of the population.

Lake Forest Language

Lake Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1,5651157.35%
Multiple610355.74%
Black14453.47%
White15,4273432.22%
Other23NaN%
Hispanic585162.74%

2.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.01%

Male Poverty Rate

2.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Asian, with 7.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Hispanic, with 2.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.27%.

Lake Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.12%
High School11.84%
Some College5.76%
Bachelors or Greater1.87%

Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.80%
Male Unemployed12.10%
Female Employed1.29%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$189,118$262,255
Families$227,064$317,337
Married Families$250,000-
Non Families$68,333$124,211
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Income by Household Type

Lake Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Forest Married by Age and Sex

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Lake Forest 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.

Lake Forest Marital Status by Race

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Lake Forest Marital Status

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683

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War75
First Gulf War73
Vietnam322
Korea108
World War II41

Lake Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5453
55 to 64110
65 to 74206
75+314

Lake Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6835.09%
Hispanic204.78%

Lake Forest Veterans by Race

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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53.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Forest Employment by Age

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Lake Forest Employment by Race

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Lake Forest 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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55.38%

Born in Lake Forest

87.64%

Native Born

12.36%

Foreign Born

3.06%

Non Citizen

9.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.64% of Lake Forest residents were born in the United States, with 55.38% having been born in Illinois. 3.06% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19103,3490.00%
19203,6573080.88%
19306,5542,8976.01%
19406,8853310.49%
19507,8199341.28%
196010,6872,8683.17%
197015,6424,9553.88%
198015,245-397-0.26%
199017,8362,5911.58%
200020,0592,2231.18%
201019,375-684-0.35%
201119,374-1-0.01%
201219,373-1-0.01%
201319,372-1-0.01%
201419,371-1-0.01%
201519,370-1-0.01%
201619,369-1-0.01%
201719,368-1-0.01%
201819,367-1-0.01%
201919,366-1-0.01%
202019,36710.01%
202119,366-1-0.01%
202219,365-1-0.01%

Lake Forest Population by Year