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Park Forest
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Park Forest is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 20,715. Park Forest is in Cook County. Living in Park Forest offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Park Forest there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Park Forest and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Park Forest...
Population
20,715

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$73,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,247
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    208.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    56.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    132.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    983.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    232
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

Working in Park Forest

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,393
National
$64,994

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