Park Forest, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 22,056 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.0%
 
Males: 10,473  (47.5%)
Females: 11,583  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60466.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,931 (it was $47,579 in 2000)
Park Forest:

$44,931
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,061 (it was $21,493 in 2000)

Park Forest village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,438 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Park Forest:

$84,438
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $101,680; Detached houses: $112,827; Townhouses or other attached units: $59,641; In 2-unit structures: $352,816; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $28,309; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $33,760

Median gross rent in 2012: $929.

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Park Forest races chart
  • Black alone - 12,977 (59.1%)
  • White alone - 6,759 (30.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,407 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 587 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 157 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 41 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 10 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Park Forest: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.4%), Irish (6.6%), Italian (6.3%), English (3.8%), United States (2.4%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/24/1949

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 4.93 square miles.

Population density: 4,478 people per square mile   (average).

Park Forest,IL real estate house value index trend

Park Forest, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Park Forest:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Park Forest village:

  • Never married: 42.6%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

804 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This village:  3.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Park Forest, Illinois as of May 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Park Forest to the number of sex offenders is 1,224 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: $3,780 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,221 (3.0%)

Park Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Orland Park, IL (12.4 miles , pop. 51,077).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (24.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richton Park, IL (1.4 miles ), Olympia Fields, IL (1.5 miles ), South Chicago Heights, IL (1.6 miles ), Steger, IL (1.7 miles ), Chicago Heights, IL (1.8 miles ), University Park, IL (1.8 miles ), Matteson, IL (1.8 miles ), Flossmoor, IL (2.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $81,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,546 (-29.0%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 685 (7.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Park Forest household income distribution Park Forest home values distribution

Crime rates in Park Forest by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2223111121401
per 100,000 8.58.58.512.74.24.34.34.410.44.418.10.04.5
Rapes 10201818109611199368
per 100,000 42.685.276.775.942.438.826.048.198.739.913.627.236.2
Robberies 14201818294245534014253127
per 100,000 59.785.276.775.9123.1181.1195.3231.9207.862.0113.0140.4122.2
Assaults 25385454294644485236182430
per 100,000 106.6162.0230.2227.8123.1198.4191.0210.0270.1159.481.4108.7135.8
Burglaries 99128155156180130136210187177186275366
per 100,000 422.0545.6660.6658.0764.0560.6590.4918.8971.4783.8840.81245.41657.2
Thefts 382369468468494538398429380285240234307
per 100,000 1628.21572.81994.71973.92096.82320.11727.71877.11973.91262.01084.81059.71390.0
Auto thefts 5463424248795966432216725
per 100,000 230.2268.5179.0177.1203.7340.7256.1288.8223.497.472.331.7113.2
Arson 1433569457454
per 100,000 4.317.012.812.721.225.939.117.526.031.018.122.618.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 222.8291.1315.2321.5282.2320.9281.7351.9417.2223.8224.8238.4309.4

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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 Park Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 53 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,227 (-5.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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

Average climate in Park Forest, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Park Forest-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Park Forest village 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 14.8 miles away from the village center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Park 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 210.0 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 184.5 miles away from Park 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 62.9 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 241.9 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 208.2 miles away from Park Forest center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 201.2 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).
Park Forest topographic map

Birthplace of: David Liebe Hart - Film actor, Jeff Mariotte - Writer, Tom Spahn - Pianist, Tony Lombardi - Football coach, Ariel Alexandria Davis - Actor, Jibril Hodges - College basketball player (Long Beach State 49ers), Larry McCarren - Player of football, Mark Derwin - Soap opera actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Park Forest:

  • ELISABETH LUDEMAN DEV. CTR. (114 NORTH ORCHARD DRIVE)
  • ANGELS HOME HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS (282 MAIN STREET, BUILDING 1 FLOOR 2)
  • FOREST HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (356 FOREST BLVD)
  • HIS GRACE HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (318 FOREST BOULEVARD)
  • NURSES PLUS HOME HEALTHCARE (350 VICTORY DRIVE)
  • RELIABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC (260 MAIN STREET)

Amtrak stations near Park 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.
  • 9 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 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.

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

  • Governors State University (about 3 miles; University Park, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,043)
  • Prairie State College (about 4 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • South Suburban College (about 10 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 14 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 16 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 17 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 17 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 12,008)

Public high schools in Park Forest:

Public elementary/middle schools in Park Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Park Forest:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 227 MONEE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN SDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 119 CHESTNUT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EXCEPTIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (Students: 45; Location: 9 NORTH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ILLINOIS MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 40; Location: 303 ILLINOIS ST; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Park Forest, map of school districts: PARK FOREST SCHOOL DISTRICT 163, MATTESON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 162, RICH TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 227

Library in Park Forest:

  • PARK FOREST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,688,754; Location: 400 LAKEWOOD BOULEVARD; 137,462 books; 621 e-books; 6,747 audio materials; 6,818 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 645 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Travel: 50th Anniversary House Museum 397 Forest Boulevard Open 1-3 p.m. most Saturdays, or by appointment. Not open on Major holidays. Call 708-481-4252 for appointments and information. Check website for Park Forest Historical Society for a virtual tour. Available via www.pfpl.org. [Society website temporarily down as I am writing this. anticipated to be back up within the next couple of weeks.]

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Notable locations in Park Forest: Hidden Meadows Golf Club (A), Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center (B), Park Forest Public Library (C), Park Forest Fire Department (D), Park Forest Village Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lincolnwood Shopping Center (1), Lincolnwood West Shopping Center (2), Central Court Plaza Shopping Center (3), Norwood Plaza Shopping Center (4), Plaza West Shopping Center (5), The Center Shopping Center (6), Tower Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Park Forest include: Church of the Holy Family (A), Congregation Am Echod (B), Faith United Protestant Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ (E), Hallelujah Temple Ministries (F), Saint Irenaeus Church (G), Saint Paul's - Good Shepherd Church (H), Trinity Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Anne Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Park Forest include: Illinois Park (1), Wildwood Park (2), Indiana Park (3), Shabbona Park (4), Logan Park (5), Eastgate Park (6), Cedar Park (7), Algonquin Park (8), Murphy Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Universal Dynamics (Art Museums; 148 Elm Street).

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 130. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

130
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 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 2.5 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 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 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 12.3 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 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0167
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.4%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Black residents, 17.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.7% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

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

People in group quarters in Park Forest in 2010:

  • 398 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
405 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded in 2000
10 people in other group homes in 2000

Park Forest, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Park Forest compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Park Forest (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Park Forest at 202 Forest Boulevard, branch established on 1883/01/01. 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.
  • First Midwest Bank: Park Forest Branch at 2 Main Street, branch established on 2001/11/20. 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.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Park Forest Branch at 99 Indianwood Boulevard, branch established on 1953/04/25. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Park Forest:

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Religion statistics for Park Forest village (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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$48,907$73,3612$3,250
Other Government Administration 7$46,312$79,39211$12,848
Police Protection - Officers 41$296,769$86,8590$0
Police - Other 6$27,263$54,52616$14,825
Firefighters 24$182,248$91,12419$9,471
Fire - Other 1$4,875$58,5001$1,078
Streets and Highways 12$70,686$70,6861$1,030
Health 8$42,292$63,4381$1,740
Sewerage 7$40,565$69,5400$0
Parks and Recreation 16$88,640$66,48026$22,058
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$41,641$62,4622$2,958
Water Supply 11$53,630$58,5052$4,065
Local Libraries 5$23,466$56,31828$36,467
Other and Unallocable 4$25,563$76,6890$0
Totals for Government 158$992,857$75,407109$109,790

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,734,000 ($169.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,996,000 ($135.84)
    General - Other: $2,501,000 ($113.39)
    Fire Protection: $2,160,000 ($97.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,112,000 ($95.76)
    Central Staff Services: $2,002,000 ($90.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,538,000 ($69.73)
    Regular Highways: $1,398,000 ($63.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,229,000 ($55.72)
    Libraries: $1,103,000 ($50.01)
    Financial Administration: $670,000 ($30.38)
    Health Services - Other: $588,000 ($26.66)
    Sewerage: $506,000 ($22.94)
    Parking Facilities: $146,000 ($6.62)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $3,346,000 ($151.70)
    Benefit Payments: $1,302,000 ($59.03)
    Withdrawals: $32,000 ($1.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $712,000 ($32.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $508,000 ($23.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,058,000 ($410.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000 ($3.17)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,188,000 ($99.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $935,000 ($42.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $915,000 ($41.49)
    Sewerage: $476,000 ($21.58)
    Parking Facilities: $177,000 ($8.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $1,468,000 ($66.56)
    From Local Government: $689,000 ($31.24)
    Local Employee Contribution: $273,000 ($12.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $72,000 ($3.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $49,000 ($2.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,292,000 ($58.58)
    Interest Earnings: $238,000 ($10.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,897,000 ($176.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,186,000 ($144.45)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,584,000 ($71.82)
    Highways: $657,000 ($29.79)
  • Tax - Property: $6,887,000 ($312.25)
    Public Utilities: $1,313,000 ($59.53)
    NEC: $1,025,000 ($46.47)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,164,000 ($52.77)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $11,859,000 ($537.68)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $7,005,000 ($317.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $15,119,000 ($685.48)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,140,000 ($51.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,745,000 ($169.80)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($1.09)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,134,000 ($142.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $15,418,000 ($699.04)
    Total Other Securities: $1,597,000 ($72.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,212,000 ($553.68)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $419,000 ($19.00)

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 Park Forest:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Park Forest:

  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Park Forest:

  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, 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)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, 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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Park Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 16,975
Total average daily truck traffic: 592
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 18,005

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Richard Byrne, 75 Park St (Lat: 41.494750 Lon: -87.677556), Type: 41.7, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 75 Park St (Lat: 41.494750 Lon: -87.677556), Type: 41.7, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Brian Meier, 114 N Orchard Rd (Lat: 41.496500 Lon: -87.683167), Type: 35.0, Overall height: 33.5 m
    Registrant: 6302218500, Brianm@cstower.Org, 323 S HALE ST., SUITE 100
  • Edward G Roach, 75 Park St (Lat: 41.494750 Lon: -87.677556), Type: 41.7, Structure height: 17031 m, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Governors State University Il Rt 54 & Stuenkel Rd (Lat: 41.448917 Lon: -87.715889), Call Sign: KTK647
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHz, 453.650 MHz, 458.600 MHz, 458.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • E Ludeman Development Ctr 114 N Orchard St (Lat: 41.497250 Lon: -87.684778), Call Sign: KUU365
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.350 MHz, 453.875 MHz, 458.350 MHz, 458.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • Gov St Univ Rt 54 & Stuenkel Rd (Lat: 41.448917 Lon: -87.698667), Call Sign: KXH777
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHz, 453.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • Lakewood & Forest Blvd (Lat: 41.485306 Lon: -87.679500), Call Sign: KSB646
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.190 MHz, 155.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 02/19/2023
    Registrant: Park Forest Fire Department, 156 Indianwood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, Phone: (708) 481-4549, Email:
  • Lat: 41.493056 Lon: -87.705556, Call Sign: WPTW445
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2011, Expiration Date: 12/31/2021, Certifier: Bruce M Marcheschi
    Registrant: Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, 547 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5717, Phone: (312) 322-6949, Fax: (312) 322-6919

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Rich East H.S., 300 Sauk Trail (Lat: 41.481861 Lon: -87.692194), Type: Building, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQHC913
    Assigned Frequencies: 22175.0 MHz, 22425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2007, Expiration Date: 06/29/2017, Certifier: Elizabeth Creekmore
    Registrant: Intelpath, 50 E 26th St., #404, Chicago, IL 60616, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • CH01YC558, 75 Park Street (Lat: 41.494750 Lon: -87.677528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.4 m, Call Sign: WQJS376
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/2008, Expiration Date: 12/10/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2010, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 815 Connecticut Avenue, Nw, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • IL-CHI5558, 75 Park St (Lat: 41.494750 Lon: -87.677528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 41.7 m, Call Sign: WQLB959
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/30/2009, Expiration Date: 11/30/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • PK FOREST, 37 North (Lat: 41.497250 Lon: -87.676417), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WHD241
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 789-2182

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Park Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Park Forest)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED56$113,42272$56,518191$122,1498$28,16864$71,633
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$92,9204$70,20029$128,3770$02$93,445
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$117,41550$43,426119$120,14736$41,24718$79,517
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$103,8970$062$123,4103$64,8234$108,033
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$134,0400$032$123,0831$100,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8294.02 , 8301.00, 8302.02, 8303.00, 8304.00, 8836.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$70,0072$82,1500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$99,5254$139,9651$102,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$74,8251$111,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$102,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8294.02 , 8301.00, 8302.02, 8303.00, 8304.00, 8836.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 57
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Park Forest

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Park Forest, IL
Businesses in Park Forest, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Subway1
CVS1Taco Bell1
Cricket Wireless1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS1

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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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