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River Forest, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $627,057 (it was $342,600 in 2000)
River Forest:

$627,057
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $312,023 - $842,473

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $705,329
Here:

$705,329
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $314,961
Here:

$314,961
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $597,657
Here:

$597,657
State:

$291,160

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,336
Here:

$227,336
State:

$287,217

River Forest,IL index of house prices

Total population: 11,208 (All urban)

Houses: 4,307 (3,892 occupied: 3,363 owner occupied, 508 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

13%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,717 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $813,373.

Median contract rent in 2017: $665 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $799)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $957


Median gross rent in River Forest, IL in 2017: $735

Housing units in River Forest with a mortgage: 1,911 (75 second mortgage, 335 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,476

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $172,291

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $91,770

Median monthly housing costs: $1,975


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River Forest, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1940

Median year apartment built: 1953

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,156
  • In family households: 9,052 (1,472 male householders, 1,405 female householders)
    2,508 spouses, 3,325 children (3,086 natural, 128 adopted, 107 stepchildren), 38 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 147 other relatives, 105 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,147 (349 male householders (339 living alone)), 638 female householders (554 living alone)), 149 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 917

Size of family households: 1,366 2-persons, 471 3-persons, 799 4-persons, 175 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 897 1-person, 84 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

2,367 married couples with children.
294 single-parent households (49 men, 245 women).

85.7% of residents of River Forest speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
6.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,076 (9.6%)
(70.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in River Forest, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in River Forest, Illinois
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1281 bedroom
  • 4972 bedrooms
  • 1,1823 bedrooms
  • 1,2014 bedrooms
  • 3665+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • 16no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 2662 bedrooms
  • 1783 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in River Forest in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in River Forest in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 111no vehicle
  • 9111 vehicle
  • 1,7922 vehicles
  • 4473 vehicles
  • 984 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in River Forest in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in River Forest in renter-occupied apartments
  • 37no vehicle
  • 3591 vehicle
  • 922 vehicles
  • 183 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in River Forest, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in River Forest, Illinois
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 743 rooms
  • 2274 rooms
  • 2665 rooms
  • 3486 rooms
  • 4997 rooms
  • 6728 rooms
  • 1,2939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • 161 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 493 rooms
  • 1484 rooms
  • 1135 rooms
  • 836 rooms
  • 297 rooms
  • 338 rooms
  • 349+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in River Forest, IL
  • River Forest, IL household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in River Forest, IL in 2017
  • 81Less than $10,000
  • 163$10,000 to $19,999
  • 211$20,000 to $29,999
  • 210$30,000 to $39,999
  • 101$40,000 to $49,999
  • 241$50,000 to $59,999
  • 329$60,000 to $74,999
  • 466$75,000 to $99,999
  • 320$100,000 to $124,999
  • 186$125,000 to $149,999
  • 312$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,394$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in River Forest, IL

  • Distribution of house value in River Forest, IL in 2017
  • 53Less than $10,000
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7$70,000 to $79,999
  • 39$80,000 to $89,999
  • 65$100,000 to $124,999
  • 57$125,000 to $149,999
  • 82$150,000 to $174,999
  • 50$175,000 to $199,999
  • 251$200,000 to $249,999
  • 166$250,000 to $299,999
  • 166$300,000 to $399,999
  • 354$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,206$500,000 to $749,999
  • 667$750,000 to $999,999
  • 318$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 41$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 38$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in River Forest, IL

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in River Forest, IL in 2017
  • 7$500 to $549
  • 54$800 to $899
  • 60$900 to $999
  • 169$1,000 to $1,249
  • 140$1,250 to $1,499
  • 62$1,500 to $1,999
  • 11$2,000 to $2,499
  • 21$3,000 to $3,499
  • 14No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.5%
Number of people working at home: 618 (11.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 188
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 325
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 368
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 317
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 390
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 238
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 797
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 288
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 400
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,054
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 280
  • 90 or more minutes: 119
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - River Forest

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,721 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 491 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 104 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 78 (1%)
  • Railroad: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 60 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (1%)
  • Walked: 283 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 618 (11%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.1%Males
  • 2.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 18.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in River Forest, Illinois
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in River Forest, Illinois
  • 2222010 or later
  • 1972000 to 2009
  • 2691990 to 1999
  • 1791980 to 1989
  • 1061970 to 1979
  • 281Before 1970
Ancestries in River Forest, IL

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 480 (9.8%)
  • German: 471 (9.7%)
  • Italian: 419 (8.6%)
  • American: 355 (7.3%)
  • Greek: 125 (2.6%)
  • Polish: 121 (2.5%)
  • European: 109 (2.2%)
  • Dutch: 95 (1.9%)
  • Ukrainian: 90 (1.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 88 (1.8%)
  • English: 83 (1.7%)
  • Syrian: 61 (1.3%)
  • Russian: 56 (1.1%)
  • Scottish: 48 (1.0%)
  • Bermudan: 44 (0.9%)
  • French: 43 (0.9%)
  • Czech: 38 (0.8%)
  • Serbian: 37 (0.8%)
  • Haitian: 35 (0.7%)
  • Swedish: 34 (0.7%)
  • Slavic: 32 (0.7%)
  • Norwegian: 28 (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 25 (0.5%)
  • British: 24 (0.5%)
  • Lithuanian: 17 (0.3%)
  • Romanian: 17 (0.3%)
  • Jamaican: 15 (0.3%)
  • Palestinian: 13 (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 12 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 11 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 11 (0.2%)
  • Armenian: 9 (0.2%)
  • Iranian: 6 (0.1%)
  • Ugandan: 3 (0.06%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

India
River Forest:

9.9% (107)
Illinois:

8.5% (152,578)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
River Forest:

9.4% (101)
Illinois:

4.1% (73,081)

Russia
River Forest:

6.2% (67)
Illinois:

0.9% (16,320)

Mexico
River Forest:

5.5% (59)
Illinois:

37.0% (666,745)

Canada
River Forest:

5.0% (54)
Illinois:

1.0% (18,684)

Korea
River Forest:

4.5% (48)
Illinois:

2.3% (42,113)

Argentina
River Forest:

4.3% (46)
Illinois:

0.2% (4,332)

Philippines
River Forest:

4.1% (44)
Illinois:

5.0% (89,465)

Other Eastern Europe
River Forest:

4.1% (44)
Illinois:

0.6% (10,465)

Italy
River Forest:

3.8% (41)
Illinois:

1.1% (19,880)

Poland
River Forest:

2.9% (31)
Illinois:

7.4% (133,740)

Romania
River Forest:

2.4% (26)
Illinois:

0.8% (14,666)

England
River Forest:

2.3% (25)
Illinois:

0.5% (8,209)

Ecuador
River Forest:

2.3% (25)
Illinois:

1.0% (17,283)

Guatemala
River Forest:

2.3% (25)
Illinois:

1.4% (25,344)

Cuba
River Forest:

2.2% (24)
Illinois:

0.5% (8,706)

Chile
River Forest:

2.1% (23)
Illinois:

0.1% (1,705)

Uruguay
River Forest:

2.0% (21)
Illinois:

0.0% (627)

Dominican Republic
River Forest:

1.9% (20)
Illinois:

0.2% (3,884)

Ukraine
River Forest:

1.7% (18)
Illinois:

1.4% (25,223)

Ireland
River Forest:

1.6% (17)
Illinois:

0.4% (7,633)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,927
  • Other state: 2,978
  • Northeast: 854
  • Midwest: 1,438
  • South: 379
  • West: 359

85.1% of River Forest residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40.2% lived in Illinois.


River Forest:

85.1%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 66
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 8
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 11
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 224
  • Less than 1 year of college: 92
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 309
  • Associate degree: 117
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,181
  • Master's degree: 476
  • Professional school degree: 738
  • Doctorate degree: 204
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 9
  • 7th and 8th grade: 15
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 8
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 14
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 180
  • Less than 1 year of college: 171
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 304
  • Associate degree: 189
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,517
  • Master's degree: 892
  • Professional school degree: 331
  • Doctorate degree: 159
Educational Attainment for Females
River Forest marital status for males
River Forest marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,917
  • One, attached: 140
  • Two: 199
  • 3 or 4: 27
  • 5 to 9: 290
  • 10 to 19: 177
  • 20 to 49: 330
  • 50 or more: 190
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $232,272

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.8%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in River Forest
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in River Forest, IL
  • 87.1%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in River Forest, IL
  • 74.9%Utility gas
  • 21.9%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 84
Here:

6.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

14.0%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 804
Here:

72.2%
Illinois:

27.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability