Income/capita 123%
Household income 87%
Unemployment 55%
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IndexRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Income per capita$66,585$31,502$29,829
Median household income$103,622$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$134,167$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$56,339$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$66,938$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$41,570$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level4.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in River Forest is 123% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in River Forest is 87% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in River Forest is 55% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in River Forest is 69% lower than the national average

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      River Forest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.3%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector7.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services10.3%9.7%
      Wholesale & retail services7.2%11.0%
      Public administration3.6%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%0.7%
      Education, health & social services19.2%39.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281.4%
      Winnetka, IL12,437$207,857275.7%
      Hinsdale, IL17,438$173,558213.7%
      Golf, IL533$168,750205.0%
      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166.4%
      River Forest, IL11,217$103,62287.3%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jefferson Hills, PA11,214$79,61543.9%
      Scottdale, GA11,221$43,08222.1%
      Maltby, WA11,221$101,53083.5%
      Destrehan, LA11,211$84,04451.9%
      Port St. John, FL11,223$49,37110.8%
      River Forest, IL11,217$103,62287.3%
      Source: The River Forest, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).