Lake Forest, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 19,612 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 9,578  (48.8%)
Females: 10,034  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

47.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60045.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $175,841 (it was $136,462 in 2000)
Lake Forest:

$175,841
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $101,638 (it was $77,092 in 2000)

Lake Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $893,613 (it was $638,800 in 2000)
Lake Forest:

$893,613
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $365,345; detached houses: $400,106; townhouses or other attached units: $212,502; in 2-unit structures: $191,852; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $203,239; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $249,004; mobile homes: $35,157

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,889.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Forest: 111.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.2%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.4% for Black residents, 4.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Lake Forest, IL (2010)
    • 17,47490.2%White alone
    • 8994.6%Asian alone
    • 5422.8%Hispanic
    • 2231.2%Two or more races
    • 1961.0%Black alone
    • 190.10%American Indian alone
    • 210.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lake Forest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lake Forest, Illinois as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Forest is 9,443 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lake Forest by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(9.6)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.5)
8
(38.4)
21
(108.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(43.0)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
4
(18.9)
3
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
14
(72.0)
2
(10.3)
4
(20.6)
4
(20.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(86.0)
23
(108.9)
30
(140.7)
18
(85.2)
28
(133.4)
5
(24.0)
11
(56.6)
10
(51.4)
19
(98.2)
32
(165.2)
14
(72.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
144
(688.3)
130
(615.4)
95
(445.6)
111
(525.4)
123
(586.0)
141
(676.1)
100
(514.6)
29
(149.0)
124
(641.1)
111
(572.9)
98
(504.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(14.3)
3
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
2
(10.3)
2
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)50.035.728.637.138.540.258.424.835.438.629.4

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City-data.com crime index in Lake Forest, IL

Crime rate in Lake Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 54 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Illinois average:

2.67
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Ancestries: Irish (11.0%), German (9.9%), American (7.3%), Italian (6.9%), English (6.1%), Polish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/21/1861

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,163 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Forest, Illinois map

2,277 residents are foreign born (4.3% Europe, 2.3% Asia).

This city:

12.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,308 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,405 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukegan, IL (9.5 miles , pop. 87,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (28.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Highwood, IL (1.7 miles ),
Bannockburn, IL (1.7 miles ),
Lake Bluff, IL (1.8 miles ),
Mettawa, IL (1.9 miles ),
Highland Park, IL (2.1 miles ),
Lincolnshire, IL (2.1 miles ),
Deerfield, IL (2.1 miles ),
Green Oaks, IL (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 87.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,786 (+51.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,649 (33.3%)

Area codes: 847, 224

Distribution of median household income in Lake Forest, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake Forest, IL in 2017

Property values in Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 166 buildings, average cost: $362,900
  • 1998: 209 buildings, average cost: $425,300
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $527,000
  • 2000: 113 buildings, average cost: $577,700
  • 2001: 76 buildings, average cost: $655,100
  • 2002: 84 buildings, average cost: $688,000
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $828,300
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $658,200
  • 2005: 86 buildings, average cost: $824,700
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $970,800
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $1,356,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $1,407,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $1,833,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $1,332,800
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $1,213,700
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $1,064,900
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $771,900
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $911,800
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $777,300
  • 2016: 21 buildings, average cost: $764,500
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $1,171,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake Forest, IL residents
Average permit cost in Lake Forest, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Lake Forest, IL
Historical housing units in Lake Forest, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +2,168 (+12.1%).
Most common industries in Lake Forest, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.9%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Chemicals (2.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (17.8%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Lake Forest, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Lawyers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (14.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Lawyers (6.3%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.5%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Top executives (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)

Average climate in Lake Forest, Illinois

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Lake Forest, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.8. This is worse than average.

City:

96.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.12
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0113. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0113
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Lake Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Lake Forest city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Forest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 261.7 miles away from Lake Forest center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 236.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from Lake Forest center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from Lake Forest center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 252.3 miles away from Lake Forest center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Forest topographic map

Main business address for: STERICYCLE INC (HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT), ELOYALTY CORP (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES), PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA (PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS & BOXES), PACTIV CORP (PLASTICS, FOIL & COATED PAPER BAGS), IMC PHOSPHATES CO (AGRICULTURE CHEMICALS), TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE INC (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), SALTON INC (ELECTRIC HOUSEWARES & FANS), PHOSPHATE RESOURCE PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (AGRICULTURE CHEMICALS) and 4 other public companies.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 660 N WESTMORELAND ROAD)
  • GROVE SCHOOL RES CTR (40 E OLD MILL RD)
  • LAKE FOREST PLACE (1100 PEMBRIDGE DRIVE)

Heliports located in Lake Forest:

Amtrak station near Lake Forest:

  • 12 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Lake Forest:

  • Lake Forest College (Full-time enrollment: 1,598; Location: 555 N Sheridan Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lakeforest.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Full-time enrollment: 416; Location: 1905 W. Field Court; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.LakeForestMBA.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Forest:

  • College of Lake County (about 12 miles; Grayslake, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,041)
  • Oakton Community College (about 13 miles; Des Plaines, IL; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Computer Systems Institute (about 15 miles; Skokie, IL; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northwestern University (about 16 miles; Evanston, IL; FT enrollment: 17,473)
  • Harper College (about 16 miles; Palatine, IL; FT enrollment: 10,800)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 17 miles; Schaumburg, IL; FT enrollment: 16,158)
  • BIR Training Center (about 18 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,036)

Public high school in Lake Forest:

Private high schools in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST ACADEMY (Students: 429, Location: 1500 W KENNEDY RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WOODLANDS ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (Students: 171, Location: 760 E WESTLEIGH RD, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

  • DEER PATH MIDDLE SCH WEST (Students: 565, Location: 155 W DEERPATH, Grades: 7-8)
  • DEER PATH MIDDLE SCH EAST (Students: 484, Location: 95 W DEERPATH, Grades: 5-6)
  • CHEROKEE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 418, Location: 475 CHEROKEE RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • RONDOUT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 157, Location: 28593 N BRADLEY RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • EVERETT ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 1111 EVERETT SCHOOL RD, Grades: KG-4)
  • SHERIDAN ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 1360 N SHERIDAN RD, Grades: KG-4)

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

  • SCHOOL OF ST MARY (Students: 535, Location: 185 E ILLINOIS RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • EAST LAKE ACADEMY (Students: 148, Location: 13911 W LAUREL DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Lake Forest

Library in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,272,035; Location: 360 EAST DEERPATH ROAD; 128,135 books; 3,055 e-books; 9,434 audio materials; 6,383 video materials; 33 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 342 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private primary/middle schools in Lake Forest: EAST LAKE ACADEMY (Students: 53; Location: 13911 W LAUREL DRIVE; Grades: PK 3 - 6; Website: WWW.EASTLAKEACADEMY.ORG)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Forest: Conway Farms Golf Course (A), Onwentsia Club (B), Deerpath Golf Course (C), Knollwood Club Golf Course (D), Lake Forest Oasis (E), Onwentsia Club Golf Course (F), Alumni Memorial Field House (G), Blackstone Hall (H), Carnegie Hall (I), Cleveland - Young International Center (J), Deerpath Hall (K), Donnelley Library (L), Gregory Hall (M), Halas Hall (N), Harlan Hall (O), Hixon Hall (P), Hotchkiss Hall (Q), Johnson Science Center (R), Lois Durand Hall (S), McClure Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Lake Forest include: ELOYALTY CORP (A), PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA (B), PACTIV CORP (C), IMC PHOSPHATES CO (D), TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE INC (E), SALTON INC (F), PHOSPHATE RESOURCE PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Forest include: Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel (A), Christ Church (B), Church of the Holy Spirit (C), Faith Lutheran Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Saint Mary's Church (G), Saint James Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lake Forest Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Saint Patricks Cemetery (3), Fort Sheridan Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: West Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lake Forest include: Farwell Field (1), Buena Park (2), Deerpath Community Park (3), Meadowood Park (4), Prairie Wolf Slough County Forest Preserve (5), McCormick Woods Nature Preserve (6), Skokie River Nature Preserve (7), Triangle Park (8), Waveland Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Boomtozoomfireworks (Arcades & Amusements; 284 Granby).

Hotel: Deer Path Inn (Hha) (255 E Illinois Rd).

Birthplace of: Adam Pearce - Professional wrestler, Gabe Carimi - College football player, Pete Wilson - (born 1933), governor of California, William Proxmire - Politician, Heather Steans - Politician, Jeff Pilson - Rock bass guitarist, Kevin Walter - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Aug 4, 1981), Louise Wightman - AMerican bodybuilder and erotic dancer, Matt Grevers - College swimmer, McKey Sullivan - Female model.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Forest and their reported violations in the past:

ELM OAK MUTUAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2003), St Civil Case under development (APR-20-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2003), St Civil Case under development (APR-20-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2003), St Civil Case under development (APR-20-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2003), St Civil Case under development (APR-20-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2003), St Civil Case under development (APR-20-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-11-2003), St Civil Case under development (APR-20-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-20-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2012), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2013)
  • 24 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lake Forest in 2010:

  • 1,039 people in college/university student housing
  • 117 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 71 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Lake Forest in 2000:

  • 1,303 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Lake Forest (2011 data):

  • Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company: Lake Forest Bank And Trust Company, Wlf Branch, 911 South Telegraph Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,592.5 mil, Deposits: $1,581.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • The Northern Trust Company: West Lake Forest Financial Center at 959 South Waukegan Road, branch established on 1971/07/15; Deerpath Financial Center at 265 East Deerpath Road, branch established on 1907/10/31. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $99,831.2 mil, Deposits: $84,041.7 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, International Specialization, 91 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Trust Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Lake Forrest Downtown Branch at 630 N.Western Ave, branch established on 2002/12/02; Lake Forest West Branch at 990 S. Waukegan Road, branch established on 2003/10/14. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Baytree National Bank & Trust Company: Deerpath Branch at 664 N Western Ave, branch established on 2002/08/01; Baytree National Bank & Trust Compan at 664 N. Western Avenue, branch established on 2000/10/11. Info updated 2012/01/03: Bank assets: $221.6 mil, Deposits: $202.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Eb Financial Group, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: 824 North Western Avenue Branch at 824 North Western Avenue, branch established on 1996/12/23. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • First Midwest Bank: Lake Forest Facility at 241 East Deerpath, branch established on 1965/06/16. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • The PrivateBank and Trust Company: Lake Forest Branch at 920 South Waukegan Road, branch established on 1991/06/28. Info updated 2010/11/19: Bank assets: $12,392.4 mil, Deposits: $10,542.5 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Privatebancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lake Forest Branch at 300 East Illinois Road, branch established on 1955/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lake Forest Banking Branch at 780 North Western Avenue, branch established on 2004/11/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lake Forest:

Marital status in Lake Forest, IL
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Forest:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 78.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 39.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake Forest
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Lake Forest (Lake Forest, Illinois Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Lake Forest, IL (based on Lake County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic211,38029
Evangelical Protestant84,501211
Mainline Protestant36,96776
Other33,82262
Black Protestant7,82416
Orthodox4,6108
None324,358-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 121
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Lake County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
This county:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 457
This county:

6.47 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

24.2%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.3%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.7%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Forest:

19.4%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.8%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Forest:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lake Forest:

35.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Lake Forest:

60.4%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.0%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Forest, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 56$306,539$65,6870$0
Firefighters 50$272,213$65,3310$0
Parks and Recreation 37$159,577$51,7550$0
Streets and Highways 27$142,691$63,4180$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 24$103,702$51,8510$0
Other and Unallocable 24$109,629$54,8150$0
Police - Other 24$114,828$57,4140$0
Solid Waste Management 19$70,414$44,4720$0
Financial Administration 19$97,511$61,5860$0
Other Government Administration 16$81,065$60,7990$0
Sewerage 14$62,859$53,8790$0
Water Supply 12$57,140$57,1400$0
Natural Resources 11$46,212$50,4130$0
Welfare 4$18,443$55,3290$0
Fire - Other 3$10,795$43,1800$0
Totals for Government 340$1,653,618$58,3630$0

Lake Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,255,000 ($165.97)
    General - Other: $2,268,000 ($115.64)
    Water Utilities: $1,644,000 ($83.83)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $10,061,000 ($513.00)
    Central Staff Services: $9,625,000 ($490.77)
    Police Protection: $8,820,000 ($449.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,271,000 ($319.75)
    Water Utilities: $3,700,000 ($188.66)
    Libraries: $3,495,000 ($178.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,276,000 ($116.05)
    Regular Highways: $2,157,000 ($109.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $649,000 ($33.09)
    Sewerage: $411,000 ($20.96)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($5.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,803,000 ($91.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,160,000 ($161.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,728,000 ($88.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $553,000 ($28.20)
    Police Protection: $335,000 ($17.08)
    Water Utilities: $243,000 ($12.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($5.61)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,156,000 ($1180.71)

Lake Forest government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,267,000 ($268.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,061,000 ($258.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $913,000 ($46.55)
    Sewerage: $706,000 ($36.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,834,000 ($93.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $299,000 ($15.25)
    Interest Earnings: $172,000 ($8.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,611,000 ($337.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,284,000 ($269.43)
    Highways: $1,084,000 ($55.27)
    Other: $713,000 ($36.36)
  • Tax - Property: $28,877,000 ($1472.41)
    Other License: $5,223,000 ($266.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,551,000 ($181.06)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,288,000 ($65.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $175,000 ($8.92)

Lake Forest government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,912,000 ($2952.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,627,000 ($2632.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,780,000 ($498.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,495,000 ($178.21)

Lake Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,044,000 ($3214.56)

5.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($93,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,821 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.06%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  2.23% ($95,396 average AGI)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($58,505)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.19% ($49,104)


6.16% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,764 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.11%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  1.82% ($87,721 average AGI)
to McHenry County, IL  0.47% ($70,624)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.36% ($57,683)
Businesses in Lake Forest, IL
NameCountNameCount
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance2
CVS1Nike1
DHL2Panda Express1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks3
FedEx5Subway2
J.Crew1Taco Bell1
Jewel-Osco1Talbots1
JoS. A. Bank1True Value1
Jones New York1UPS10
KFC1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Forest:

  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEEF (1430 AM; 1 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WKRS (1220 AM; 1 kW; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Forest:

  • WVIV-FM (103.1 FM; HIGHLAND PARK, IL; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZFS (106.7 FM; DES PLAINES, IL; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WXLC (102.3 FM; WAUKEGAN, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WKIE (92.7 FM; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WMXM (88.9 FM; LAKE FOREST, IL; Owner: LAKE FOREST COLLEGE)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

TV broadcast stations around Lake Forest:

  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lake Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 47.3mTotal length
  • $1,722,000Total costs
  • 82,325Total average daily traffic
  • 4,634Total average daily truck traffic
  • 85,889Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lake Forest, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lake Forest, IL
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$334,000138$650,140820$448,42719$241,91427$609,0022$307,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$299,00016$595,04468$598,7060$01$300,7700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$025$744,341151$715,39111$592,6328$771,2400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$240,0009$878,13671$560,1371$25,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$05$651,87640$601,1371$25,0001$469,3000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8634.00 , 8635.00, 8638.02, 8645.02, 8646.01, 8646.02, 8650.00, 8655.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$318,925
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$194,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8634.00 , 8635.00, 8638.02, 8645.02, 8646.01, 8646.02, 8650.00, 8655.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lake Forest, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lake Forest, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 68. The highest number of reported fires - 98 took place in 2008, and the least - 40 in 2016. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lake Forest, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.2%), and Outside Fires (20.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lake Forest, IL
    • 61653.2%Structure Fires
    • 24120.8%Outside Fires
    • 18115.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 11910.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Forest, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Forest, Illinois:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa, 26225 N Riverwoods Blvd, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 , Phone: (847) 735-8374
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Lake Forest Mettawa, 26325 N Riverwoods Blvd, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 , Phone: (847) 615-2701
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Forest, Illinois
Most common first names in Lake Forest, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13581.6 years
John13476.7 years
William11377.7 years
Robert9775.0 years
James8976.8 years
Helen8282.0 years
Margaret5882.4 years
Elizabeth5780.8 years
George5679.2 years
Richard4875.6 years
Most common last names in Lake Forest, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3480.4 years
Anderson2880.9 years
Johnson2779.1 years
Brown1981.5 years
Wilson1882.4 years
Nelson1782.2 years
Baldwin1781.7 years
Moore1577.2 years
Roberts1284.1 years
Dunn1273.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Forest, IL
  • 88.7%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Forest, IL
  • 80.3%Utility gas
  • 19.7%Electricity


Lake Forest compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Lake Forest on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #22 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #31 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #42 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #44 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #75 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #85 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #86 (60045) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 73 pilots and 13 other airmen in this city.
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  • Jason Rubinstein (17)
  • Larry L. Klein (13)
  • Charles D. Cretors (13)
  • David Gustafson (12)
  • Eugene M. Cummings (12)
  • Carl J. Stevens (11)
  • Sujatha Karoor (11)
  • Craig Roy Werner (11)
  • Eric J. Messner (11)
  • Ramin Faghih (10)

Total of 654 patent applications in 2008-2020.