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Income/capita 22%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 116%
IndexPark ForestIllinoisNational
Income per capita$23,133$31,502$29,829
Median household income$44,713$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,602$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,254$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$38,894$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$30,755$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate10.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level18.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Park Forest is 22% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Park Forest is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Park Forest is 116% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Park Forest is 23% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,805$44,713$89,426
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Park Forest median earnings by income bracket

      Park Forest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.2%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector16.6%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%7.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.3%10.8%
      Public administration3.7%4.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.1%3.4%
      Education, health & social services16.5%45.6%
      Other24.6%19.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      New Lenox, IL25,347$102,27385%
      Mokena, IL19,839$98,66278%
      St. John, IN15,777$98,54578%
      Olympia Fields, IL4,888$96,37774%
      Park Forest, IL21,831$44,71319%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Stoneham, MA21,831$83,78351%
      Kenmore, WA21,830$93,22769%
      Acworth, GA21,824$55,2260%
      Prairie Village, KS21,824$83,20050%
      Massapequa, NY21,820$122,748122%
      Park Forest, IL21,831$44,71319%
      Source: The Park Forest, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).