Oak Forest, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 28,198 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 13,743  (48.7%)
Females: 14,455  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60462.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,922 (it was $60,073 in 2000)
Oak Forest:

$65,922
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,921 (it was $23,487 in 2000)

Oak Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $179,730 (it was $145,900 in 2000)
Oak Forest:

$179,730
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $241,576; Detached houses: $252,583; Townhouses or other attached units: $201,332; In 2-unit structures: $209,451; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,649; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,272; Mobile homes: $36,765

Median gross rent in 2012: $959.

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  • White alone - 20,746 (73.8%)
  • Hispanic - 4,243 (15.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,302 (4.6%)
  • Asian alone - 848 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 853 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 54 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oak Forest: 103.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.7%), German (17.3%), Polish (10.4%), Italian (9.4%), Dutch (2.6%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/20/1947

Elevation: 672 feet

Land area: 5.65 square miles.

Population density: 4,991 people per square mile   (average).

Oak Forest,IL real estate house value index trend

Oak Forest, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Oak Forest:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oak Forest city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

2,211 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.7% Europe).

This city:  7.9%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Oak Forest, Illinois as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oak Forest to the number of sex offenders is 1,656 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,637 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,274 (2.1%)

Oak Forest satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 87.75 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,696 (-27.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,125 (8.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Oak Forest household income distribution Oak Forest home values distribution

Crime rates in Oak Forest by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001402011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.03.614.30.07.20.03.63.6
Rapes 4877101012655323
per 100,000 14.328.525.024.735.435.642.721.517.918.011.07.110.7
Robberies 62399191623172012211314
per 100,000 21.482.032.131.767.357.081.860.871.743.376.846.449.8
Assaults 1720212133362625322215911
per 100,000 60.671.374.974.0116.9128.292.589.4114.779.354.932.139.2
Burglaries 728410310310610199103871028883108
per 100,000 256.7299.5367.2363.1375.5359.7352.1368.3311.9367.7321.9295.9384.4
Thefts 504519602602424491474401286346356302330
per 100,000 1796.71850.22146.12122.01502.01748.71685.91433.71025.21247.31302.21076.81174.5
Auto thefts 63615757357148334121211511
per 100,000 224.6217.5203.2200.9124.0252.9170.7118.0147.075.776.853.539.2
Arson 0122022224532
per 100,000 0.03.67.17.00.07.17.17.27.214.418.310.77.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 148.2187.3185.4183.4181.0200.7204.5187.7143.5149.9132.9108.9124.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oak Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 53 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +973 (+3.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Oak Forest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oak Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Oak Forest 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 the city 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oak Forest topographic map

Birthplace of: Lisa Joann Thompson - Dancer.

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 schools in Oak Forest:

Public elementary/middle schools in Oak Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Oak Forest:

  • ST DAMIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 5300 155TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRIPLE R CHILD CARE INC (Students: 102; Location: 5500 147TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTERS (Students: 21; Location: 15700 CENTRAL AV; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Oak Forest, map of school districts

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 131. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

131
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0167. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0167
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.7%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 7.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.3% for American Indian residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 4.4% for two or more races residents)
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

Oak Forest, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Oak Forest compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

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.

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

  • Terrace Motel, 15353 S Cicero Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 , Phone: (708) 687-7500
  • Best Western Oak Forest Hotel, 4375 Frontage Rd, Oak Forest, IL 60452 , Phone: (708) 687-4800, Fax: (708) 687-4900
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oak Forest, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Oak Forest travel time to work - commute Oak Forest mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (7%)

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Neighborhoods in Oak Forest:

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here: 57.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$11,898$71,3880$0
Other Government Administration 8$42,241$63,36224$9,973
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,409
Police Protection - Officers 38$284,163$89,7360$0
Police - Other 11$59,208$64,5919$12,089
Firefighters 25$201,668$96,80115$9,268
Fire - Other 1$4,093$49,1161$371
Streets and Highways 14$85,341$73,1490$0
Welfare 0$0 1$1,123
Sewerage 4$25,238$75,7140$0
Water Supply 8$53,090$79,6351$3,497
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$8,711
Totals for Government 111$766,940$82,91258$47,441

Oak Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $408,000 ($14.47)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.18)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,329,000 ($153.52)
    Water Utilities: $2,780,000 ($98.59)
    Fire Protection: $2,453,000 ($86.99)
    Financial Administration: $2,068,000 ($73.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,795,000 ($63.66)
    Sewerage: $790,000 ($28.02)
    Parking Facilities: $272,000 ($9.65)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($1.17)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($0.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,384,000 ($84.55)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $958,000 ($33.97)
    Benefit Payments: $792,000 ($28.09)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $69,000 ($2.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $565,000 ($20.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $2,684,000 ($95.18)
    Regular Highways: $2,107,000 ($74.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,147,000 ($253.46)

Oak Forest government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $707,000 ($25.07)
    Parking Facilities: $271,000 ($9.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($0.35)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $924,000 ($32.77)
    From Local Government: $509,000 ($18.05)
    Local Employee Contribution: $294,000 ($10.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($0.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $325,000 ($11.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,402,000 ($49.72)
    Interest Earnings: $222,000 ($7.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,765,000 ($98.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,115,000 ($145.93)
    Highways: $775,000 ($27.48)
    Water Utilities: $125,000 ($4.43)
  • Tax - Property: $5,420,000 ($192.21)
    NEC: $1,149,000 ($40.75)

Oak Forest government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,789,000 ($453.54)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $87,000 ($3.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,722,000 ($380.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,034,000 ($36.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,120,000 ($39.72)

Oak Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $840,000 ($29.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $6,823,000 ($241.97)
    Total Other Securities: $4,934,000 ($174.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,855,000 ($65.78)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,164,000 ($147.67)

3.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DuPage County, IL  0.42% ($46,315 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.23% ($40,173)
from Lake County, IL  0.23% ($56,212)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,216 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DuPage County, IL  0.47% ($56,473 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.26% ($47,918)
to Lake County, IL  0.23% ($70,503)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Oak Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 30 meters (98ft)
Total average daily traffic: 319,718
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,938

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oak Forest, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH D35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 207D , Serial Number: D-3461, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/1957
    Registrant (Corporation): Countywide Leasing Inc, 14700 Lorel Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5359W , Serial Number: 28-424, Year manufactured: 1962
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley Shipkowski, 5639 W 151st St, Oak Forest, IL 60452
  • Aircraft: KUBASSEK DAVID ZENITH 601XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 651JL , Serial Number: 4613, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Pacer Aero Corp, 16720 Kala Ct, Oak Forest, IL 60452
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95473 , Serial Number: 28-25981, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald J Reiniche, 16720 Kara Ct, 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 78
  • Hazardous Condition: 92
  • Service Call: 6

Incident types - Oak Forest

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oak Forest, IL
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
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

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  • #38 (60462) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Palestinian first ancestries"
  • #41 (60462) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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