Park Forest, Illinois Population 2022

21,629
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Park Forest is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Park Forest has a 2020 population of 21,629. Park Forest is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually and its population has decreased by -0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,687 in 2010.

The average household income in Park Forest is $62,021 with a poverty rate of 12.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,247 per month, and the median house value is $73,300. The median age in Park Forest is 39.3 years, 36.2 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Park Forest Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 68.95%
  • White: 25.27%
  • Other race: 2.67%
  • Two or more races: 2.60%
  • Asian: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Park Forest, Illinois is 21,629 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,687.

Park Forest, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,23525.27%
Black or African American14,28268.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.08%
Asian900.43%
Some Other Race5532.67%
Two or More Races5382.60%
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Park Forest Population by Race

Park Forest Population Pyramid 2022

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Park Forest Median Age

39.4


Total

34.3


Male

42.4


Female

Park Forest Adults

There are 15,964 adults, (3,125 of whom are seniors) in Park Forest.

Park Forest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Park Forest Sex Ratio

Female

11,038

53.29%

Male

9,677

46.71%

Park Forest Population by Age

Park Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Park Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
All58.4%41.6%
Male56%44%
Female42.7%57.3%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Park Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1792.4658.4
Married2,5623.3669
Male2843.2156
Female1,8923.5842.7
Non Family3,4411.159.3

3.38

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Park Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4813.32%
9th to 12th Grade5814.01%
High School Graduate3,35623.14%
Some College4,11628.37%
Associates Degree1,96513.55%
Bachelors Degree2,26615.62%
Graduate Degree1,74112.00%
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Park Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Park Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian776553
White4,2163,8271,595
2+ Races13213237
Black9,4428,8292,259
Hispanic70665299
Other Race22320810
Native American1717

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 asian people with a rate of 68.83%.

Park Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,976$44,535$40,550
Less Than 9th Grade$$53,570$20,539
High School Graduate$37,755$41,962$31,396
Some College$40,869$46,042$38,125
Bachelors Degree$51,667$41,019$55,878
Graduate Degree$50,700$50,689$50,721

$41,976

Average Earnings

$44,535

Average Male

$40,550

Average Female

Park Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Park Forest Language by Age

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Park Forest Language

94.27% of Park Forest residents speak only English, while 5.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.78% of the population.

Park Forest Language

Park Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian903437.78%
Multiple5369217.16%
White4,73779416.76%
Black14,2441,59811.22%
Other23NaN%
Hispanic98010110.31%

12.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.81%

Male Poverty Rate

11.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Park Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Park Forest is Asian, with 37.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Park Forest is Hispanic, with 10.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.35%.

Park Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.08%
High School12.90%
Some College13.75%
Bachelors or Greater5.91%

Park Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.45%
Male Unemployed13.56%
Female Employed5.03%
Female Unemployed31.62%

Park Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Park Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,393$62,646
Families$65,507$75,722
Married Families$80,233-
Non Families$34,955$42,782
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Income by Household Type

Park Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Park Forest Married by Age and Sex

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Park 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.

Park Forest Marital Status by Race

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Park Forest Marital Status

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822

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War142
First Gulf War250
Vietnam210
Korea43
World War II26

Park Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3435
35 to 54373
55 to 6450
65 to 74191
75+173

Park Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2575.41%
Black5565.20%
2+ Races95.70%
Hispanic121.62%

Park Forest Veterans by Race

Park Forest Veterans by Education

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13.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Park Forest Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Park Forest Employment by Age

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Park Forest Employment by Race

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Park 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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79.73%

Born in Park Forest

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

2.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.21% of Park Forest residents were born in the United States, with 79.73% having been born in Illinois. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Park Forest Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19508,1380.00%
196029,99321,85513.93%
197030,6386450.21%
198026,222-4,416-1.54%
199024,656-1,566-0.61%
200023,462-1,194-0.50%
201021,975-1,487-0.65%
201121,946-29-0.13%
201221,917-29-0.13%
201321,888-29-0.13%
201421,859-29-0.13%
201521,830-29-0.13%
201621,801-29-0.13%
201721,772-29-0.13%
201821,743-29-0.13%
201921,714-29-0.13%
202021,687-27-0.12%
202121,658-29-0.13%
202221,629-29-0.13%

Park Forest Population by Year