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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Forest Lake is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 1,451. Forest Lake is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Forest Lake offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Forest Lake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Forest Lake are highly rated.
About Forest Lake...
Population
1,451

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,586
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Forest Lake Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    25%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Forest Lake

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,531
National
$55,322
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