Park Forest, IL

21,831 Population
5 square miles 4,399.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
4,399.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.3%
was 56.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.0%
was 3.3%
 
Percent Under 18
26.9%
was 27.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.5%
was 13.8%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.9
was 8.6
Ranked 28th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
18.6%
was 19.2%
 
Median Household Income
$44,713
was $44,040
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.5
44.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.5
was 4.5
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
331.1
was 426.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,805.3
was 2,135.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
9,349
was 9,288
 
Median Rent
$1,056
was $1,019
 
Total Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Occupied Housing Units
8,459
was 8,298
 
Homeownership Rate
61.9%
was 62.7%
 
Single Family Building Permits
0
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,883.9
was 1,871.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.6%
was 24.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
was 0.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
was 0.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.3%
was 92.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.8%
was 92.0%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.8%
was 26.7%
 

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