Oak Forest, Illinois Population 2022

27,382
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Oak Forest is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Oak Forest has a 2020 population of 27,382. Oak Forest is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,478 in 2010.

The average household income in Oak Forest is $89,621 with a poverty rate of 4.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,095 per month, and the median house value is $202,400. The median age in Oak Forest is 41.8 years, 38.7 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Oak Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 80.12%
  • Black or African American: 6.36%
  • Asian: 5.04%
  • Other race: 4.36%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oak Forest, Illinois is 27,382 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,478.

Oak Forest, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,95580.12%
Black or African American1,7436.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.03%
Asian1,3825.04%
Some Other Race1,1944.36%
Two or More Races1,1204.09%
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Oak Forest Population by Race

Oak Forest Population Pyramid 2022

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Oak Forest Median Age

42


Total

40.1


Male

43.4


Female

Oak Forest Adults

There are 21,555 adults, (4,495 of whom are seniors) in Oak Forest.

Oak Forest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Oak Forest Sex Ratio

Female

13,659

49.84%

Male

13,744

50.16%

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
Married92.4%7.6%
All81.9%18.1%
Female72.9%27.1%
Male68.9%31.1%
Non Family66.7%33.3%

81.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oak Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1022.7181.9
Married5,7253.2692.4
Male6553.8568.9
Female8393.1872.9
Non Family2,8831.2166.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Oak Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6053.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,0225.33%
High School Graduate5,29527.63%
Some College4,59723.99%
Associates Degree1,8399.60%
Bachelors Degree3,98420.79%
Graduate Degree1,8209.50%
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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
Black1,010925506
Asian1,094875490
White14,54913,8474,443
Other Race765546128
2+ Races47741776
Hispanic2,2571,654217
Native American99

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 black people with a rate of 50.10%.

Oak Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,566$56,179$37,820
Less Than 9th Grade$24,130$24,300$18,988
High School Graduate$32,006$50,298$19,471
Some College$42,733$50,913$37,140
Bachelors Degree$61,085$78,559$47,191
Graduate Degree$63,462$78,438$55,096

$44,566

Average Earnings

$56,179

Average Male

$37,820

Average Female

Oak Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oak Forest Language by Age

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Oak Forest Language

83.39% of Oak Forest residents speak only English, while 16.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.37% of the population.

Oak Forest Language

Oak Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1,38217412.59%
Black1,735915.24%
White19,7928544.31%
Other26NaN%
Hispanic3,9921333.33%
Multiple1,120211.88%

4.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.37%

Male Poverty Rate

4.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oak Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oak Forest is Asian, with 12.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oak Forest is Multiple, with 1.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.91%.

Oak Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.38%
High School5.52%
Some College3.89%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%

Oak Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.89%
Male Unemployed11.87%
Female Employed2.75%
Female Unemployed7.87%

Oak Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oak Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,865$93,997
Families$94,225$106,761
Married Families$104,065-
Non Families$51,924$58,527
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Income by Household Type

Oak Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oak Forest Marital Status by Race

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Oak Forest Marital Status

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1,054

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War126
First Gulf War400
Vietnam347
Korea79
World War II18

Oak Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3464
35 to 54465
55 to 6484
65 to 74243
75+198

Oak Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9505.40%
Black171.28%
Other Race384.36%
2+ Races499.68%
Hispanic692.61%

Oak Forest Veterans by Race

Oak Forest Veterans by Education

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0.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oak Forest Veterans by Education

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70.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.6%

Employment Rate

4.1%

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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77.71%

Born in Oak Forest

88.96%

Native Born

11.04%

Foreign Born

6.59%

Non Citizen

4.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.96% of Oak Forest residents were born in the United States, with 77.71% having been born in Illinois. 6.59% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
197017,8700.00%
198025,0407,1703.43%
199026,2031,1630.46%
200028,0511,8480.68%
201027,962-89-0.03%
201127,914-48-0.17%
201227,866-48-0.17%
201327,818-48-0.17%
201427,770-48-0.17%
201527,722-48-0.17%
201627,674-48-0.17%
201727,626-48-0.17%
201827,578-48-0.17%
201927,530-48-0.17%
202027,478-52-0.19%
202127,430-48-0.17%
202227,382-48-0.17%

Oak Forest Population by Year