River Forest demographics profile

StatisticRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)4,52322291
Median age40.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%44%43%
Speak English87%77%79%
Speak Spanish5%13%13%
River Forest, IL has a population of 11,217 and is the 3,605th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,523 per sq mi which is 1935% higher than the Illinois average and 4893% higher than the national average. The median age in River Forest is 41 which is approximately 9% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In River Forest, 62% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 87% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 65% of River Forest residents were born in Illinois, 26% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in River Forest is 1935% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in River Forest is 9% higher than Illinois.
  • In River Forest 81.81% of the population is White.
  • In River Forest 6.74% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In River Forest 6.60% of the population is Asian.

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River Forest population breakdown by race

RaceRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Black or African American6.74%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.66%2.34%3.06%
Other race1.19%5.86%4.75%
In River Forest, 6.2% 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 River Forest, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).