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, Park Forest has a low population density. Park Forest is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Park Forest, IL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 7/10 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. Park Forest has a population density of 4,618, with 22,744 current residents.
Out of the 22,744 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.
- 51% Sun
- 37% Rain
- 29% Snow
49°F average temperature
- 52 years Median home age
- $57,420 Median home price
- -16.74% Home appreciation rate
- 16.1% Annual property tax
As for living in Park Forest, the air quality is 7% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 37% rainy, and 29% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Park Forest, you should know that 70.4% of homes are owned while 24.8% of homes are rented, and 4.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $57,420, the median age of homes is 52 years, the annual home appreciation is -16.74% and the annual property tax is 16.10%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Park Forest, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Park Forest’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Park Forest is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 76.21% Democratic, 22.82% Republican, and 0.97% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
88%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
10%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Park Forest, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.00% of residents are unemployed in Park Forest (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Park Forest residents: 12% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.33% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.6% are in the customer service field, 28.9% are in the sales field, 0.06% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.31%, 7.76% of residents have an associate’s degree, 16.53% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.45% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Park Forest, you should be aware that the average commute time is 35 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Park Forest have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 10% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.