Park Forest demographics profile

StatisticPark ForestIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)4,40022891
Median age38.237.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English92%77%79%
Speak Spanish5%13%13%
Park Forest, IL has a population of 21,831 and is the 1,993rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,400 per sq mi which is 1830% higher than the Illinois average and 4757% higher than the national average. The median age in Park Forest is 38 which is approximately 2% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Park Forest, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 78% of Park Forest residents were born in Illinois, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Park Forest is 1830% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Park Forest is 2% higher than Illinois.
  • In Park Forest 27.93% of the population is White.
  • In Park Forest 63.88% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Park Forest 0.44% of the population is Asian.

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Park Forest population breakdown by race

RacePark ForestIllinoisNational
Black or African American63.88%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.04%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.82%2.34%3.06%
Other race3.88%5.86%4.75%
In Park Forest, 6.3% 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 Park Forest, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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