Oak Forest, Illinois Population 2021

26,797
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Oak Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 82.85%
  • Black or African American: 6.49%
  • Asian: 5.29%
  • Other race: 3.57%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oak Forest, Illinois is 26,797based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,361.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,962.

Oak Forest, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,88282.85%
Black or African American1,7926.49%
Asian1,4605.29%
Some Other Race9873.57%
Two or More Races4961.80%
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Oak Forest Population By Race

Oak Forest Population Pyramid 2021

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Oak Forest Median Age

41.8


Total

38.7


Male

44.1


Female

Oak Forest Adults

There are 21,861 adults, (3,989 of whom are seniors) in Oak Forest.

Oak Forest Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Forest Sex Ratio

Mujer

13,545

49.05%

Masculino

14,072

50.95%

Oak Forest Population by Age

Oak Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oak Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.6%10.4%
All77.6%22.4%
Mujer74.8%25.2%
Masculino62.7%37.3%
Non Family60.6%39.4%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oak Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2752.6877.6
Married5,4903.3689.6
Non Family3,1481.2360.6
Mujer1,0373.1474.8
Masculino6003.3162.7

3.25

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Oak Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8314.31%
9th to 12th Grade9655.00%
High School Graduate5,14426.67%
Some College4,28222.20%
Associates Degree1,98710.30%
Bachelors Degree4,13121.42%
Graduate Degree1,94610.09%
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Oak Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oak Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,34913,6634,628
Hispanic2,5531,671297
Asian1,101974521
Black1,072988477
Other Race729370130
2+ Races19015981

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.32%.

Oak Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$44,993$53,550$40,415
Less Than 9th Grade$24,140$24,562$18,700
High School Graduate$35,068$48,983$28,627
Some College$45,601$53,807$40,350
Bachelors Degree$51,765$79,401$43,171
Graduate Degree$64,395$77,596$58,214

$44,993

Average Earnings

$53,550

Average Male

$40,415

Average Female

Oak Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Forest Language by Age

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Oak Forest Language

84.56% of Oak Forest residents speak only English, while 15.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.54% of the population.

Oak Forest Language

Oak Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,7599044.58%
Hispanic4,1643007.20%
Black1,7831357.57%
Asian1,4601258.56%
Other987232.33%
Multiple496193.83%

5.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.32%

Male Poverty Rate

5.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Forest is Asian, with 8.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Forest is Other, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.93%.

Oak Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.14%
Some College5.52%
Bachelors or Greater4.61%
High School3.82%

Oak Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.48%
Female Unemployed16.72%
Female Employed3.86%
Male Employed0.73%

Oak Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,945$89,621
Families$87,493$100,954
Married Families$99,180-
Non Families$49,878$58,670
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Income by Household Type

Oak Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Forest Married by Age and Sex

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Oak Forest Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oak Forest Marital Status by Race

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Oak Forest Marital Status

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1,078

Number of Veterans

937

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam452
First Gulf War290
Korea92
Second Gulf War79
World War II14

Oak Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74336
35 to 54325
75+238
55 to 64109
18 to 3470

Oak Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9685.29%
Black785.83%
Hispanic752.49%
Other Race222.83%
2+ Races104.29%

Oak Forest Veterans by Race

Oak Forest Veterans by Education

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1.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Forest Veterans by Education

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70.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Forest Employment by Age

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Oak Forest Employment by Race

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Oak 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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76.17%

Born in Oak Forest

87.85%

Native Born

12.15%

Foreign Born

6.94%

Non Citizen

5.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.85% of Oak Forest residents were born in the United States, with 76.17% having been born in Illinois. 6.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oak Forest Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,797-188-0.70%
202026,985-188-0.69%
201927,173-188-0.69%
201827,361-273-0.99%
201727,634-240-0.86%
201627,874-183-0.65%
201528,057-135-0.48%
201428,192-31-0.11%
201328,223500.18%
201228,173820.29%
201128,0911040.37%
201027,987-64-0.02%
200028,0511,8480.68%
199026,2031,1630.46%
198025,0407,1703.43%
197017,8700.00%

Oak Forest Population by Year