River Forest, Illinois Population 2022

11,825
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River Forest is a city located in Cook County Illinois. River Forest has a 2020 population of 11,825. River Forest is currently growing at a rate of 0.46% annually and its population has increased by 0.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,717 in 2010.

The average household income in River Forest is $228,127 with a poverty rate of 2.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,309 per month, and the median house value is $604,900. The median age in River Forest is 41.7 years, 41.8 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

River Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 83.19%
  • Black or African American: 6.65%
  • Asian: 3.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Other race: 2.98%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of River Forest, Illinois is 11,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,717.

River Forest, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,05483.19%
Black or African American7246.65%
Asian3953.63%
Some Other Race3242.98%
Two or More Races3863.55%
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River Forest Population by Race

River Forest Population Pyramid 2022

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River Forest Median Age

40.8


Total

38.7


Male

43.4


Female

River Forest Adults

There are 8,117 adults, (1,884 of whom are seniors) in River Forest.

River Forest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

River Forest Sex Ratio

Female

5,570

51.18%

Male

5,313

48.82%

River Forest Population by Age

River Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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River Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.2%5.8%
All86.6%13.4%
Non Family76.3%23.7%
Male75%25%
Female65.5%34.5%

86.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

River Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0402.4786.6
Married2,4523.1994.2
Male1082.6375
Female1943.0565.5
Non Family1,286076.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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River Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1051.51%
9th to 12th Grade190.27%
High School Graduate3735.35%
Some College6439.23%
Associates Degree2473.54%
Bachelors Degree2,62437.65%
Graduate Degree2,95942.45%
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River Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

River Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,9325,8314,882
Asian246246193
2+ Races979770
Hispanic317294217
Other Race766444
Black450439258

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 82.30%.

River Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$94,340$121,676$64,329
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$32,273$32,273$
Some College$48,792$$49,886
Bachelors Degree$95,750$125,288$55,139
Graduate Degree$123,046$140,865$84,292

$94,340

Average Earnings

$121,676

Average Male

$64,329

Average Female

River Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

River Forest Language by Age

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River Forest Language

86.21% of River Forest residents speak only English, while 13.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.91% of the population.

River Forest Language

River Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,1791922.35%
Black673121.78%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic590213.56%
Multiple35151.42%

2.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.81%

Male Poverty Rate

2.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in River Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in River Forest is White, with 2.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in River Forest is Multiple, with 1.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.27%.

River Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
High School6.17%
Some College5.96%
Bachelors or Greater0.90%

River Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.31%
Male Unemployed1.92%
Female Employed0.62%
Female Unemployed0.00%

River Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

River Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$125,288$212,776
Families$193,171$266,604
Married Families$199,063-
Non Families$63,085$93,855
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Income by Household Type

River Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

River Forest Married by Age and Sex

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River 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.

River Forest Marital Status by Race

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River Forest Marital Status

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286

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War30
Vietnam137
Korea40
World War II

River Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5437
55 to 6412
65 to 7483
75+154

River Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2864.14%
Hispanic142.94%

River Forest Veterans by Race

River Forest Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

River Forest Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

River Forest Employment by Age

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River Forest Employment by Race

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River 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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63.70%

Born in River Forest

89.52%

Native Born

10.48%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

6.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.52% of River Forest residents were born in the United States, with 63.70% having been born in Illinois. 4.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

River Forest Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19204,3580.00%
19308,8294,4717.32%
19409,4876580.72%
195010,8231,3361.33%
196012,6951,8721.61%
197013,4027070.54%
198012,392-1,010-0.78%
199011,669-723-0.60%
200011,635-34-0.03%
201011,172-463-0.41%
201111,226540.48%
201211,280540.48%
201311,334540.48%
201411,388540.48%
201511,442540.47%
201611,496540.47%
201711,550540.47%
201811,604540.47%
201911,658540.47%
202011,717590.51%
202111,771540.46%
202211,825540.46%

River Forest Population by Year