StatisticRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)4,52322891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in River Forest is 1884% 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
  • In River Forest 6.60% of the population is Asian

Compare River Forest, IL Demographics


      River Forest population breakdown by race

      RaceRiver ForestIllinoisNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      River Forest age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The River Forest, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).