Income/capita 10%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 11%
IndexOak ForestIllinoisNational
Income per capita$32,750$31,502$29,829
Median household income$75,563$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$83,930$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,911$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$44,483$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$33,115$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level5.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Oak Forest is 10% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Oak Forest is 37% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Oak Forest is 11% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Oak Forest is 62% lower than the national average

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      Oak Forest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.8%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector16.3%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services4.0%5.5%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%12.3%
      Public administration3.3%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%3.0%
      Education, health & social services9.7%36.4%

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      Hinsdale, IL17,438$173,558214%
      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166%
      Burr Ridge, IL10,736$126,771129%
      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,641$111,981102%
      Oak Forest, IL28,055$75,56337%

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      Carlsbad, NM28,079$58,2925%
      Harrison, NY28,082$107,34494%
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      Central, LA28,017$70,61828%
      Oak Forest, IL28,055$75,56337%
      Source: The Oak Forest, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).