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Population in 2012: 11,216 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 

Males: 5,413  (48.3%)
Females: 5,803  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60305.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $115,761 (it was $89,284 in 2000)
River Forest:

$115,761
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $62,931

River Forest village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $498,508 (it was $342,600 in 2000)
River Forest:

$498,508
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $618,680; Detached houses: $759,800; Townhouses or other attached units: $166,596; In 2-unit structures: $485,543; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $229,474; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,499

Median gross rent in 2012: $997.

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  • White alone - 9,106 (81.5%)
  • Black alone - 655 (5.9%)
  • Asian alone - 542 (4.9%)
  • Hispanic - 552 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 308 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in River Forest: 107.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), German (17.8%), English (9.6%), Italian (8.0%), Polish (5.8%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/26/1894

Elevation: 627 feet

Land area: 2.51 square miles.

Population density: 4,471 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in River Forest:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 75.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 39.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Forest village:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

990 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe, 3.0% Asia).

This village:  8.9%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in River Forest, Illinois as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in River Forest to the number of sex offenders is 11,216 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $10,001 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $10,001 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oak Park, IL (1.5 miles , pop. 52,524).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (8.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Forest Park, IL (1.2 miles ), Oak Park, IL (1.2 miles ), Maywood, IL (1.3 miles ), Elmwood Park, IL (1.4 miles ), Melrose Park, IL (1.5 miles ), River Grove, IL (1.6 miles ), Broadview, IL (1.7 miles ), Bellwood, IL (1.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $514,200
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $376,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $381,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $365,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $307,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $490,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $509,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $538,500
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $515,100
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $747,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $646,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $1,307,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $839,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $1,335,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $635,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $877,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 87.82 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +512 (+4.6%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 1,078 (22.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

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Crime rates in River Forest by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.08.80.00.00.00.00.08.90.0
Rapes 1133212215122
per 100,000 8.68.625.825.717.48.817.717.99.044.79.117.817.8
Robberies 1211121216111513109688
per 100,000 103.194.5103.1102.8139.396.7132.9116.290.180.554.771.471.3
Assaults 31003022551097
per 100,000 25.88.60.00.026.10.017.717.945.144.791.280.362.4
Burglaries 72526565553640577674436149
per 100,000 618.8446.9558.7556.8479.0316.6354.3509.3685.0662.1392.2544.4436.6
Thefts 462400419419442343313324394252228244249
per 100,000 3970.83437.93601.23589.53849.23016.42772.62894.93551.12254.82079.52177.42218.5
Auto thefts 222233331712189118734
per 100,000 189.1189.1283.6282.7148.0105.5159.480.499.171.663.826.835.6
Arson 2011122203001
per 100,000 17.20.08.68.68.717.617.717.90.026.80.00.08.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 275.6233.9272.6271.7275.6217.0218.2223.0255.4223.6167.0208.5180.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Illinois average:

2.76

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River Forest, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-0.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (9%)
  • Lawyers (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)

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Tornado activity:

River Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the River Forest village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

River Forest-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 63.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from River Forest center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Kevin Murphy (actor) - Actor, Robert J. Dunne - Judge, Zach Miskovic - Ice hockey player, Brad Bolen - Judoka, Joan Bauer (novelist) - Children's writer.


Hospital/medical center in River Forest:

  • HOMECARE OF W SUB HOSP MED CTR (Home Health Center, 7420 CENTRAL)

Other hospitals/medical centers near River Forest:

  • OAK PARK HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; OAK PARK, IL)
  • ALLBEST HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; OAK PARK, IL)
  • ASPIRE HOME HEALTHCARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; OAK PARK, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in River Forest, IL

Amtrak stations near River Forest:

  • 6 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.river-forest.il.us

Colleges/Universities in River Forest:

  • Dominican University (Full-time enrollment: 2,386; Location: 7900 W Division St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.dom.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Concordia University (FT enrollment: 1,681; Location: 7400 Augusta; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cuchicago.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near River Forest:

  • Triton College (about 2 miles; River Grove, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,960)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 5 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • Elmhurst College (about 7 miles; Elmhurst, IL; FT enrollment: 2,875)
  • DeVry University-Illinois (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 9,375)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,830)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,777)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (about 9 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 22,126)

Private high school in River Forest:

  • TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 7574 DIVISION ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in River Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in River Forest:

  • ST LUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 519 ASHLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST VINCENT FERRER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 1515 LATHROP AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CONCORDIA UNIV EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 241; Location: 7400 AUGUSTA ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 211; Location: 7300 DIVISION ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KEYSTONE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: 7415 W NORTH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in River Forest, map of school districts: RIVER FOREST SCHOOL DISTRICT 90, OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST DISTRICT 200

Library in River Forest:

  • RIVER FOREST PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $932,900; Location: 735 LATHROP AVENUE; 60,951 books; 386 e-books; 3,876 audio materials; 4,350 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 142 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in River Forest: Rebecca Crown Memorial Library (A), Power Hall (B), Mother Samuel Coughlin Hall (C), Mazzuchelli Hall (D), Lewis Hall (E), Albertus Magnus Science Hall (F), Mary Martha Hall and Computer Center (G), Lindemann Hall (H), Kretzmann Hall (I), Krentz Center (J), Krauss Hall (K), Kohn Hall (L), Koehneke Community Center (M), Klinck Memorial Library (N), Jonathan Hall (O), Gross Hall (P), Geiseman Gymnasium (Q), Fred A Spurgat Building (R), Eifrig Hall (S), David Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in River Forest include: Chapel of Our Lord (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), River Forest Methodist Church (F), Saint Luke Roman Catholic Church (G), Saint Vincent Ferrer Church (H), West Suburban Temple Har Zion (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in River Forest include: Cummings Square (1), Thatcher Woods Glen (2), Keystone Park (3), Constitution Park (4). 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
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.7. This is about average.
City:

35.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0147
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.255. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.04
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 21.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.6

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

PAW PAW LAKE GOLF CLUB HOUSE (Serves MI, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.4% for Black residents, 1.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 6.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  70.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in River Forest, IL

851 people in college/university student housing in 2010
20 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
870 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
61 people in religious group quarters in 2000

River Forest compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in River Forest (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: River Forest Branch #7200 at 800 North Harlem Avenue, branch established on 1987/06/30; River Forest Jewel Branch #2215 at 7525 West Lake Street, branch established on 1996/08/30. 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
  • Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest: River Forest Branch at 7777 West Lake Street, branch established on 2002/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $334.4 mil, Deposits: $305.6 mil, headquarters in Oak Park, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Oak Park River Forest Bankshares, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Oak Park Branch at 7221 Lake St, branch established on 1995/03/15. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: River Forest Drive-Up Branch at 630 North Harlem Avenue, branch established on 2003/07/01. 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.
  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: River Forest Branch at 7727 Lake Street, branch established on 1913/01/02. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


River Forest travel time to work - commute


River Forest mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for River Forest village (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

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
Here:

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.
Illinois:

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
This county:

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.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

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

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$19,506$58,5181$1,234
Other Government Administration 6$36,662$73,3240$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$178,172$71,2690$0
Police - Other 3$9,892$39,56813$8,362
Firefighters 22$150,226$81,9410$0
Streets and Highways 10$40,180$48,2160$0
Natural Resources 10$63,052$75,6620$0
Water Supply 2$9,516$57,0961$598
Other and Unallocable 2$7,360$44,1600$0
Totals for Government 89$514,566$69,38015$10,194

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

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $1,436,000 ($128.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,828,000 ($252.14)
    Fire Protection: $1,798,000 ($160.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,690,000 ($150.68)
    Financial Administration: $1,655,000 ($147.56)
    General - Other: $1,331,000 ($118.67)
    Water Utilities: $1,164,000 ($103.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $795,000 ($70.88)
    Libraries: $678,000 ($60.45)
    Parking Facilities: $57,000 ($5.08)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $533,000 ($47.52)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $453,000 ($40.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $832,000 ($74.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,081,000 ($453.01)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $313,000 ($27.91)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($15.60)
    Parking Facilities: $89,000 ($7.94)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $329,000 ($29.33)
    From Local Government: $209,000 ($18.63)
    Local Employee Contribution: $109,000 ($9.72)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $381,000 ($33.97)
    Interest Earnings: $315,000 ($28.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,691,000 ($150.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,623,000 ($233.86)
    Highways: $828,000 ($73.82)
  • Tax - Property: $6,498,000 ($579.35)
    Public Utilities: $1,112,000 ($99.14)
    NEC: $616,000 ($54.92)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $17,020,000 ($1517.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,010,000 ($892.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $6,215,000 ($554.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $795,000 ($70.88)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,503,000 ($223.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $6,435,000 ($573.73)
    Total Other Securities: $4,102,000 ($365.73)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,672,000 ($505.71)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,811,000 ($161.47)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

Strongest AM radio stations in River Forest:

  • 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.)
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSBC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC, INC.)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in River 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)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WRRG (88.9 FM; RIVER GROVE, IL; Owner: TRITON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around River 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)
  • 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.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of River Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total average daily traffic: 53,550
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,236


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 400 Parkavenue (Lat: 41.887222 Lon: -87.820278), Type: 40.2, Overall height: 40.2 m
    Registrant: 2022239222, Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW, 4TH FL

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 7234 W. North Ave. (Lat: 41.909472 Lon: -87.809500), Type: Building, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WPLA495
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.187 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.262 MHz, 862.387 MHz, 862.412 MHz, 862.437 MHz, 862.487 MHz, 862.587 MHz, 862.637 MHz, 862.662 MHz... (+53 more)
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 7810 Central Ave (Lat: 41.886972 Lon: -87.820056), Call Sign: WII963, Licensee ID: L00031813
    Assigned Frequencies: 473.412 MHz, 474.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 11/24/2022
    Registrant: River Forest, Village Of, 7810 Central Ave, River Forest, IL 60305, Phone: (312) 366-7125
  • Lat: 41.886972 Lon: -87.820056, Call Sign: KV4737
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 155.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2012, Expiration Date: 08/12/2022
    Registrant: Chicago Communications, 200 Spangler Ave, Elmhurst, IL 61012, Phone: (630) 993-4225, Fax: (630) 930-5325, Email:
  • West Suburban Ctr For Primary Care 7411 W Lake St (Lat: 41.888361 Lon: -87.807556), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPGY670, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2001, Expiration Date: 04/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2011, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • Lat: 41.903333 Lon: -87.817500, Call Sign: WQQA520
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/04/2012, Expiration Date: 10/04/2022, Certifier: Anthony Cozzi
    Registrant: Palidor Radio Communictions Consultants, 408 Willow Road Place, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (604) 987-3137, Fax: (604) 987-3641, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • River Forest, 400 Park Avenue (Lat: 41.886917 Lon: -87.820278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 31.4 m, Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WQJD342
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/30/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2010, Certifier: Willaim Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • IL-CHI0113, 400 Park Ave (Lat: 41.887167 Lon: -87.820389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQKM954
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 19625.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2009, Expiration Date: 07/20/2019, 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in River Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in River Forest)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full 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 ORIGINATED4$200,25078$386,692434$353,00713$252,3081$225,00010$311,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$172,00011$421,45536$394,9172$16,0000$03$139,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$116,00014$361,71468$345,0155$68,0000$03$103,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$371,0009$424,44436$333,6393$456,6670$02$272,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$05$375,40036$378,3060$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8119.00 , 8120.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$217,2001$99,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$120,0001$158,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$135,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$314,5001$132,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8119.00 , 8120.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 63
  • Service Call: 5

Incident types - River Forest


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

Most common first names in River Forest, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16176.1 years
Mary11583.5 years
Robert8176.4 years
Helen8082.0 years
William7974.5 years
Joseph7978.7 years
Margaret6280.0 years
James5877.0 years
Thomas5572.3 years
Dorothy5280.2 years
Most common last names in River Forest, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1980.9 years
Smith1976.3 years
Sullivan1773.3 years
Walsh1676.2 years
Murphy1581.5 years
Mcmahon1376.9 years
Johnson1381.0 years
Williams1275.9 years
Lewis1282.3 years
Brown1279.9 years
Businesses in River Forest, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Nike1
Ann Taylor1Panera Bread1
CVS1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chico's1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Safeway1
FedEx1Starbucks1
Jewel-Osco1UPS1
LensCrafters1Vons1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Men's Wearhouse1Whole Foods Market1

River Forest on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit in 2004-2006"
  • #68 (60305) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries"
  • #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)"
  • #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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Total of 142 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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