Forest Park demographics profile

StatisticForest ParkIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)5,88622291
Median age38.837.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1836%44%43%
Speak English81%77%79%
Speak Spanish6%13%13%
Forest Park, IL has a population of 14,137 and is the 2,966th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,886 per sq mi which is 2548% higher than the Illinois average and 6397% higher than the national average. The median age in Forest Park is 39 which is approximately 4% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Forest Park, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 62% of Forest Park residents were born in Illinois, 22% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Forest Park is 2548% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Forest Park is 4% higher than Illinois.
  • In Forest Park 53.56% of the population is White.
  • In Forest Park 31.66% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Forest Park 10.53% of the population is Asian.

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Forest Park population breakdown by race

RaceForest ParkIllinoisNational
Black or African American31.66%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.25%2.34%3.06%
Other race2.00%5.86%4.75%
In Forest Park, 9.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Forest Park, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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