River Forest, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 22 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.4%
Males: 12  (57.1%)
Females: 10  (42.9%)
Median resident age:

49.8 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 46011

Estimated median household income in 2017: $122,299 (it was $110,555 in 2000)
River Forest:

$122,299
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $43,249 (it was $37,421 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $182,900 (it was $156,300 in 2000)
River Forest:

$182,900
IN:

$141,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $265,905; detached houses: $259,817
March 2019 cost of living index in River Forest: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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Ancestries: Irish (22.2%), Italian (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 0.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,371 people per square mile   (low).

River Forest, Indiana map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
River Forest town:

1.2% ($1,950)
Indiana:

0.9% ($868)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anderson, IN (2.6 miles , pop. 59,734).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (31.3 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (157.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Edgewood, IN (0.8 miles ),
Woodlawn Heights, IN (1.4 miles),
Country Club Heights, IN (1.6 miles),
Anderson, IN (1.6 miles ),
Lapel, IN (2.6 miles ),
Chesterfield, IN (2.7 miles ),
Pendleton, IN (2.7 miles ),
Frankton, IN (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 40.11 N, Longitude: 85.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Distribution of median household income in River Forest, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in River Forest, IN in 2017

River Forest satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Indiana:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+64.7%).

Average climate in River Forest, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.78
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

River Forest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 126% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/14/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the River Forest town center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 15.9 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 123 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

River Forest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% 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 162.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 162.9 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 145.6 miles away from River Forest center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from River Forest center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.5 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 160.0 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 Madison County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
River Forest topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near River Forest:

  • DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICE ALTERNAT (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)
  • AMERICANA FAMILY TREE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)
  • AMERICANA HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICE ALTERNAT (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)
  • OAKWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF ANDERSON AND MADISON COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; ANDERSON, IN)

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

  • Anderson University (about 4 miles; Anderson, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,378)
  • Ball State University (about 19 miles; Muncie, IN; FT enrollment: 20,254)
  • Taylor University (about 28 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 29 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 30 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • Butler University (about 30 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (about 32 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 71,493)

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Madison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

88.9%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in River Forest:

Marital status in River Forest, IN
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 74.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in River Forest:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Indiana average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for River Forest, IN (based on Madison County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,695121
Mainline Protestant13,62451
Catholic7,8674
Other93410
Black Protestant5045
None83,012-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Madison County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Here:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Madison County:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Madison County:

10.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.4%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Madison County:

13.2%
Indiana:

14.3%
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 0$0 1$47
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 1$47

5.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Indiana average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hamilton County, IN  0.84% ($51,652 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  0.76% ($36,354)
from Delaware County, IN  0.62% ($35,954)


5.40% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Indiana average:

6.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, IN  0.81% ($33,571 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, IN  0.75% ($53,881)
to Delaware County, IN  0.57% ($30,173)

Strongest AM radio stations in River Forest:

  • WHBU (1240 AM; 1 kW; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WGNR (1470 AM; 1 kW; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRI (1500 AM; daytime; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WXLW (950 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXNT (1430 AM; 5 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in River Forest:

  • WGNR-FM (97.9 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WQME (98.7 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: ANDERSON UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WHTI (96.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSB (89.5 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRL (93.9 FM; NOBLESVILLE, IN; Owner: INDY LICO, INC.)
  • WNOU (93.1 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFMS (95.5 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: WFMS LICO, INC)
  • WYXB (105.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WZPL (99.5 FM; GREENFIELD, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WURK (101.7 FM; ELWOOD, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMDH-FM (102.5 FM; NEW CASTLE, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEM (91.7 FM; PENDLETON, IN; Owner: SOUTH MADISON COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WFBQ (94.7 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRZX (103.3 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLBC-FM (104.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WENS (97.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTPI (107.9 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: MYSTAR COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WERK (104.9 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBST (92.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHHH (96.3 FM; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around River Forest:

  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTHR (Channel 13; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: VIDEOINDIANA, INC.)
  • WXIN (Channel 59; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WISH-TV (Channel 8; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRTV (Channel 6; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHMB-TV (Channel 40; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALV-CA (Channel 50; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: VIDEOHIO, INC..)
  • WBXI-CA (Channel 47; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WIPB (Channel 49; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFYI (Channel 20; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: METROPOLITAN INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMUN-LP (Channel 26; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP, MUNCIE IND.)
  • WIIH-CA (Channel 11; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKOG-LP (Channel 31; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: KINGDOM OF GOD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDNI-LP (Channel 65; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: RADIO ONE OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WIPX-LP (Channel 51; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTBU-TV (Channel 69; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: BUTLER UNIVERSITY)
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in River Forest, IN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


River Forest compared to Indiana state average:

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