Park Forest 66 Average
Park Forest Livability #643 ranked city in Illinois#16,833 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas
A+ Park Forest Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Park Forest Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Illinois
Park Forest
8911% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Park Forest cost of living
C Park Forest Crime Total crime is 15% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,91023% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5323% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Park Forest crime
F Park Forest Employment Household income is 24% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$44,71319% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,13322% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%116% higher than the US average
Park Forest employment
D- Park Forest Housing Home value is 57% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$75,30059% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,05611% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Park Forest real estate or Park Forest rentals
F Park Forest Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
22%55% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Park Forest K-12 schools
B+ Park Forest User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Park Forest
Overall user rating
74% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
81% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Park Forest, IL

      Located in the state of Illinois, Park Forest is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,831 inhabitants. Park Forest has a population density of 4,400 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Something to be aware of when living in Park Forest is the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 33 minutes, this comes in higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Park Forest, Illinois. The best areas in Park Forest and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Illinois and national averages.

      The livability score in Park Forest is 63/100 and the city is ranked in the 32nd percentile of all cities across America. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Park Forest has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B-) and cost of living (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Park Forest. The following was graded with a concerning score: weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D-).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Park Forest, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Park Forest. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Park Forest are affordable. The median home price for Park Forest homes is $75,300, which is 56.9% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Park Forest, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.7, which is 43.3% lower than the Illinois average.

      Park Forest transportation information

      StatisticPark ForestIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute33min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.4%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.3%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.4%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Park Forest, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).