This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Forest Park has a low population density. Forest Park is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Forest Park, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Forest Park has a population density of 6,156, with 14,903 current residents.
Out of the 14,903 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 44% of the residents are married and 56% are single.
- 52% Sun
- 36% Rain
- 39% Snow
51°F average temperature
- 56 years Median home age
- $184,440 Median home price
- -5.32% Home appreciation rate
- 16.1% Annual property tax
As for living in Forest Park, the air quality is 7% and the weather, on average, is 52% sunny, 36% rainy, and 39% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Forest Park, you should know that 41.6% of homes are owned while 51.8% of homes are rented, and 6.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $184,440, the median age of homes is 56 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.32% and the annual property tax is 16.10%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Forest Park, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Forest Park’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Forest Park is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 76.21% Democratic, 22.82% Republican, and 0.97% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
88%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
15%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Forest Park, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.80% of residents are unemployed in Forest Park (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Forest Park residents: 12.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 26.94% are in the arts and sciences field, 14% are in the customer service field, 29.1% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.29%, 6.51% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.69% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 14.77% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Forest Park, you should be aware that the average commute time is 33 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Forest Park have a few different options. 65% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 17% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.