Oak Forest, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 27,685 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 13,788  (49.8%)
Females: 13,897  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60462.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,222 (it was $60,073 in 2000)
Oak Forest:

$76,222
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,566 (it was $23,487 in 2000)

Oak Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $202,196 (it was $145,900 in 2000)
Oak Forest:

$202,196
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $318,646; detached houses: $328,836; townhouses or other attached units: $310,531; in 2-unit structures: $309,931; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,452; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,380; mobile homes: $43,489; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $660,183

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,071.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oak Forest: 101.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.1%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.5% for other race residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oak Forest, IL (2017)
    • 21,30576.4%White alone
    • 3,89214.0%Hispanic
    • 1,4425.2%Black alone
    • 8112.9%Asian alone
    • 1460.5%Two or more races
    • 920.3%Other race alone
    • 220.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Oak Forest, Illinois as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oak Forest is 1,745 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Oak Forest by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
4
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(35.6)
12
(42.7)
6
(21.5)
5
(17.9)
5
(18.0)
3
(11.0)
2
(7.1)
3
(10.7)
5
(17.7)
1
(3.5)
8
(28.3)
5
(17.8)
8
(28.8)
5
(18.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(57.0)
23
(81.8)
17
(60.8)
20
(71.7)
12
(43.3)
21
(76.8)
13
(46.4)
14
(49.8)
15
(53.2)
7
(24.8)
13
(46.1)
20
(71.2)
15
(54.0)
12
(43.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
36
(128.2)
26
(92.5)
25
(89.4)
32
(114.7)
22
(79.3)
15
(54.9)
9
(32.1)
11
(39.2)
16
(56.7)
18
(63.7)
17
(60.2)
16
(57.0)
19
(68.4)
20
(72.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
101
(359.7)
99
(352.1)
103
(368.3)
87
(311.9)
102
(367.7)
88
(321.9)
83
(295.9)
108
(384.4)
98
(347.4)
65
(230.1)
50
(177.2)
57
(202.9)
54
(194.5)
48
(173.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
491
(1,749)
474
(1,686)
401
(1,434)
286
(1,025)
346
(1,247)
356
(1,302)
302
(1,077)
330
(1,175)
331
(1,173)
255
(902.6)
205
(726.4)
214
(761.9)
234
(842.9)
222
(803.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
71
(252.9)
48
(170.7)
33
(118.0)
41
(147.0)
21
(75.7)
21
(76.8)
15
(53.5)
11
(39.2)
8
(28.4)
16
(56.6)
17
(60.2)
29
(103.2)
26
(93.7)
34
(123.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(7.1)
2
(7.1)
2
(7.2)
2
(7.2)
4
(14.4)
5
(18.3)
3
(10.7)
2
(7.1)
3
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)186.6190.0174.4133.4139.4123.6101.2115.5122.179.794.8107.1107.896.1

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 53 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: Polish (13.2%), Irish (13.1%), German (12.7%), Italian (6.0%), Lithuanian (2.7%), American (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/20/1947

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 5.65 square miles.

Population density: 4,901 people per square mile   (average).

Oak Forest, Illinois map

3,217 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America, 2.9% Europe, 2.6% Asia).

This city:

11.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,230 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,579 (2.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Orland Park, IL (5.4 miles , pop. 51,077).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (16.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Midlothian, IL (1.4 miles ),
Crestwood, IL (1.6 miles ),
Markham, IL (1.8 miles ),
Robbins, IL (1.8 miles ),
Country Club Hills, IL (1.9 miles ),
Tinley Park, IL (1.9 miles ),
Posen, IL (1.9 miles ),
Hazel Crest, IL (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 87.75 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -9,086 (-32.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,859 (12.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Distribution of median household income in Oak Forest, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oak Forest, IL in 2017
Oak Forest satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 64 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 1998: 57 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 1999: 89 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $193,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $145,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $195,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $151,800
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oak Forest, IL residents
Average permit cost in Oak Forest, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Oak Forest, IL
Historical housing units in Oak Forest, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +973 (+3.6%).
Most common industries in Oak Forest, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Oak Forest, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)

Average climate in Oak Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Oak Forest, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.2. This is worse than average.

City:

91.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.37. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.37
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0170. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0170
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Oak Forest-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Oak Forest city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oak Forest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 218.4 miles away from Oak 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 192.9 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 60.4 miles away from the city 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 250.4 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 216.7 miles away from Oak Forest center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 209.4 miles away from Oak 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 Cook County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oak Forest topographic map

Main business address for: HEMLOCK FEDERAL FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Oak Forest:

  • BJORKLUND HOUSE (15841 TERRACE DRIVE)
  • GL HEALTHCARE, INC (5230 W 159TH ST STE A)
  • HOLISTIC HEALTH PARTNERS, INC (5320 W 159TH STREET, STE 103)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, INC (5320 W 159TH STREET, STE 402)
  • JCL HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (15300 S CICERO AVE, STE 200)
  • MORNING STAR HEALTHCARE, INC (15105 S CICERO AVE)
  • PERPETUAL HOME HEALTH, INC (4821 WEST 153RD STREET)
  • ROYAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (14810 S CICERO AVE, UNIT 2D)
  • SHAY HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC. (5730 W 159TH STREET)
  • OAK FOREST HOSPITAL (15900 SOUTH CICERO AVENUE)

Amtrak stations near Oak Forest:

  • 6 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Oak Forest:

  • Capri Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 102; Location: 15815 S Rob Roy Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: capri.edu)

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

  • South Suburban College (about 7 miles; South Holland, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,972)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 8 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 12,008)
  • Prairie State College (about 9 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 11 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 7,497)
  • Chicago State University (about 11 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 11 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)

Public high school in Oak Forest:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oak Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oak Forest:

  • ST DAMIAN SCHOOL (Students: 510, Location: 5300 W 155TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOMEWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 125, Location: 5217 149TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Oak Forest

Library in Oak Forest:

  • ACORN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,008,064; Location: 15624 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE; 69,452 books; 65 e-books; 7,168 audio materials; 3,095 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 644 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oak Forest: Acorn Public Library (A), Oak Forest Fire Department Station 2 (B), Oak Forest Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Oak Creek Shopping Center (1), Oak Forest Commons Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oak Forest include: Bible Fellowship Church (A), Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (B), Our Savior's Evangelical Church (C), Redeemer Lutheran Church (D), Saint Damian Church (E), Hope Christian Reformed Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oak Forest include: Don Burns Park (1), Harriet Park (2), Vergne Way Park (3), Friendly Oaks Park (4), Heritage Park (5), Fieldcrest Park (6), Tower Park (7), Lagoon Park (8), Jesk Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Lisa Joann Thompson - Dancer.

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Oak Forest in 2010:

  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Oak Forest in 2000:

  • 485 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 485 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Oak Forest (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Oak Forest Branch at 4920 W. 159th Street, branch established on 2008/12/08. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • TCF National Bank: Oak Forest Jewel Branch #2202 at 5616 West 159th Street, branch established on 1998/01/30. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: Oak Forest Branch at 15533 Cicero Avenue, branch established on 1970/06/25. Info updated 2010/04/27: Bank assets: $9,792.4 mil, Deposits: $7,757.4 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 93 total offices, Holding Company: Mb Financial, Inc
  • Guaranty Bank: Oak Forest Branch at 5556 West 159th Street, branch established on 2007/04/05. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices
  • CNB Bank and Trust, N.A.: Oak Forest Banking Center Branch at 5459 West 159th Street, branch established on 2010/05/22. Info updated 2011/07/20: Bank assets: $682.7 mil, Deposits: $586.8 mil, headquarters in Carlinville, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Carlinville National Bank Shares, Inc.
  • Standard Bank and Trust Company: Oak Forest Branch at 15901 South Central Avenue, branch established on 1989/02/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,140.2 mil, Deposits: $1,872.8 mil, headquarters in Hickory Hills, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Standard Bancshares, Inc.
  • Marquette Bank: Oak Forest Branch at 5700 West 159th Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/15: Bank assets: $1,703.1 mil, Deposits: $1,439.1 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Marquette National Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Oak Forest Illinois Banking Center B at 5520 West 159th Street, branch established on 2007/10/24. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Oak Forest:

Marital status in Oak Forest, IL
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Oak Forest:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Illinois average:

12.2

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

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Neighborhoods in Oak Forest:

(Oak Forest, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
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: 1,460
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
Cook County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Here:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Cook County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.9%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oak Forest:

21.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Oak Forest:

10.1%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oak Forest:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oak Forest:

33.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oak 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 43$331,076$92,3930$0
Firefighters 25$178,992$85,91613$13,487
Police - Other 11$60,395$65,88515$11,689
Streets and Highways 10$59,591$71,5090$0
Water Supply 8$56,436$84,6540$0
Sewerage 6$39,669$79,3380$0
Fire - Other 5$23,613$56,6710$0
Other Government Administration 4$24,521$73,5631$850
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$15,407$61,6282$892
Health 1$3,093$37,1160$0
Welfare 0$0 2$2,358
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$932
Totals for Government 116$792,793$82,01335$30,208

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,148,000 ($185.95)
    Central Staff Services: $3,216,000 ($116.16)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,905,000 ($321.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,525,000 ($199.57)
    Water Utilities: $4,790,000 ($173.02)
    Regular Highways: $3,301,000 ($119.23)
    Central Staff Services: $2,931,000 ($105.87)
    General - Other: $1,740,000 ($62.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,249,000 ($81.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $939,000 ($33.92)
    Central Staff Services: $554,000 ($20.01)
    Police Protection: $215,000 ($7.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,228,000 ($405.56)

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

  • Charges - Other: $1,143,000 ($41.29)
    Sewerage: $1,105,000 ($39.91)
    Parking Facilities: $208,000 ($7.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,364,000 ($49.27)
    Fines and Forfeits: $338,000 ($12.21)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,822,000 ($210.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,007,000 ($180.86)
    Highways: $717,000 ($25.90)
    Transit Utilities: $35,000 ($1.26)
  • Tax - Property: $10,274,000 ($371.10)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,925,000 ($69.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,267,000 ($45.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,262,000 ($45.58)
    Other License: $613,000 ($22.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,689,000 ($2336.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,227,000 ($2030.96)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,589,000 ($526.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,126,000 ($221.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,178,000 ($295.39)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)
Businesses in Oak Forest, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2KFC1
ALDI1Kroger1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's1
Best Western1Penske1
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Cricket Wireless1Subway1
Curves1U-Haul1
Discount Tire1UPS7
Dunkin Donuts2Walgreens1
FedEx5Wendy's1
Jewel-Osco1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oak Forest:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBEE (1570 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, IL)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Oak Forest:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Oak Forest:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Oak Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.6mTotal length
  • $267,000Total costs
  • 344,950Total average daily traffic
  • 17,420Total average daily truck traffic
  • 263,021Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oak Forest, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oak Forest, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Oak Forest)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Oak Forest, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oak Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-310 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8RU , Serial Number: 31-7612109, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 09/22/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Up Up And Away Consulting LLC, 6232 Jillann Dr, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED78$162,22368$136,763441$164,35614$74,9845$283,6429$128,369
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$180,3654$150,25848$187,8821$44,1600$01$178,540
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$169,4057$135,023139$174,65816$60,8460$04$145,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$189,7925$181,22269$187,2472$133,9100$02$142,270
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$297,9003$149,78738$188,5412$102,1301$24,7300$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8245.05 , 8245.06, 8246.01, 8246.02, 8250.00, 8252.00, 8253.02, 8255.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$152,00710$185,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$186,54010$173,398
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$99,7675$181,846
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$219,910
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8245.05 , 8245.06, 8246.01, 8246.02, 8250.00, 8252.00, 8253.02, 8255.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oak Forest, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Oak 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 fires per year is 109. The highest number of fires - 138 took place in 2015, and the least - 69 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oak Forest, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.8%), and Outside Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oak Forest, IL
    • 96251.8%Structure Fires
    • 57631.0%Outside Fires
    • 29916.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 191.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oak Forest, IL

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

  • Terrace Motel, 15353 S Cicero Ave, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452 , Phone: (708) 687-7500
  • Best Western Oak Forest Hotel, 4375 Frontage Rd, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452 , Phone: (708) 687-4800, Fax: (708) 687-4900
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oak Forest, Illinois
Most common first names in Oak Forest, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John50874.6 years
Mary39379.2 years
Joseph26176.5 years
William26074.1 years
James23371.8 years
Frank20074.4 years
Robert19267.7 years
George18674.0 years
Charles17175.1 years
Anna16282.7 years
Most common last names in Oak Forest, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13174.3 years
Johnson10575.2 years
Williams9371.5 years
Jones7572.4 years
Brown6470.0 years
Miller5775.7 years
Anderson5376.2 years
Jackson5174.7 years
Harris4974.8 years
Thomas4372.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oak Forest, IL
  • 94.8%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oak Forest, IL
  • 89.9%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy


Oak Forest compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Oak Forest on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking railroad to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 (60462) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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