Lake Forest demographics profile

StatisticLake ForestIllinoisNational
Population18,88112,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,09822291
Median age47.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%44%43%
Speak English89%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%
Lake Forest, IL has a population of 18,881 and is the 2,314th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,098 per sq mi which is 394% higher than the Illinois average and 1112% higher than the national average. The median age in Lake Forest is 47 which is approximately 26% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Lake Forest, 68% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 53% of Lake Forest residents were born in Illinois, 35% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Lake Forest is 394% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Lake Forest is 26% higher than Illinois.
  • In Lake Forest 90.37% of the population is White.
  • In Lake Forest 1.50% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Lake Forest 6.01% of the population is Asian.

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Lake Forest population breakdown by race

RaceLake ForestIllinoisNational
White90.37%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American1.50%14.30%12.63%
Asian6.01%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.89%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.23%5.86%4.75%
In Lake Forest, 2.6% 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 Lake Forest, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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