Oak Forest, Illinois Population 2024

25,622

Oak Forest is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Oak Forest has a 2024 population of 25,622. Oak Forest is currently declining at a rate of -1.61% annually and its population has decreased by -6.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,370 in 2020.

The average household income in Oak Forest is $109,603 with a poverty rate of 3.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oak Forest is 39.8 years, 39.1 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Oak Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 75.83%
  • Black or African American: 7.35%
  • Two or more races: 6.35%
  • Other race: 5.33%
  • Asian: 5.09%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,264.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.39% (-1,748)
The current population of Oak Forest, Illinois is 25,622 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,370.

Oak Forest, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,62675.83%
Black or African American1,9997.35%
Two or more races1,7266.35%
Other race1,4505.33%
Asian1,3845.09%
Native American140.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oak Forest Population by Race

Oak Forest Population Pyramid 2024

Oak Forest Median Age

39.8

Total

39.1

Male

40.8

Female

Oak Forest Adults

There are 21,227 adults, (4,197 of whom are seniors) in Oak Forest.

Oak Forest Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Forest Sex Ratio

Female14,11351.89%
Male13,08648.11%

Oak Forest Population by Age

Oak Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,1652.6779.920.1
Married5,8583.2287.812.2
Non Family2,8791.263.636.4
Female8932.998020
Male5354.0381.718.3
showing: 5 rows

3.19

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oak 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

Oak Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oak Forest 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 asian people with a rate of 43.63%.

Oak Forest Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,096

Average Earnings

$61,261

Average Male

$44,620

Average Female

Oak Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Forest Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oak Forest Language

82.62% of Oak Forest residents speak only English, while 17.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.44% of the population.

Oak Forest Language

Oak Forest Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,0915562.91%
Hispanic4,0002486.2%
Other1,45021915.1%
Black1,9931276.37%
Asian1,3841118.02%
Multiple1,726291.68%
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3.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.73%

Male Poverty Rate

4.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Forest is Other, with 15.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Forest is Multiple, with 1.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.44%.

Oak Forest Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School5.62%
Some College4.77%
Less Than 9th Grade4.22%
Bachelors or Greater1.15%
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Oak Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.94%
Male Unemployed2.54%
Female Employed1.97%
Male Employed1.94%
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Oak Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Forest Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oak Forest Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Oak Forest Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Oak Forest Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oak Forest Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,111

Number of Veterans

863

Male Veterans

248

Female Veterans

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Oak Forest Veterans by War

count

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Oak Forest Veterans by Age

count

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Oak Forest Veterans by Race

Oak Forest Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Forest Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Oak Forest Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oak Forest Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oak 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

79.77%

Born in Oak Forest

89.53%

Native Born

10.47%

Foreign Born

5.57%

Non Citizen

4.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.53% of Oak Forest residents were born in the United States, with 79.77% having been born in Illinois. 5.57% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,527-419-1.75%
202823,946-419-1.72%
202724,365-419-1.69%
202624,784-419-1.66%
202525,203-419-1.64%
202425,622-419-1.61%
202326,041-419-1.58%
202226,460-419-1.56%
202126,879-491-1.79%
202027,3701920.71%
201927,178-210-0.77%
201827,388-274-0.99%
201727,662-242-0.87%
201627,904-184-0.66%
201528,088-133-0.47%
201428,221-35-0.12%
201328,256490.17%
201228,207820.29%
201128,1251030.37%
201028,022-29-0.1%
200028,0511,8487.05%
199026,2031,1634.64%
198025,0407,17040.12%
197017,870
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Oak Forest Population by Year