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River Forest township, IL map Land area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 11,635 (all urban)
Males: 5,340  (45.9%)
Females: 6,295  (54.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 10,704 (9,635 owner occupied, 1,069 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

33%


Races in River Forest township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 86.7%
  • Black: 4.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.62

River Forest township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $102,149 ($89,284 in 1999)
This township:

$102,149
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $907 (lower quartile is $832, upper quartile is $1,085)
Here:

$907
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $580,844 (it was $342,600 in 2000)
River Forest township:

$580,844
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $460,323 - $888,977

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $744,293
Here:

$744,293
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $278,848
Here:

$278,848
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $575,580
Here:

$575,580
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $347,784
Here:

$347,784
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $282,164
Here:

$282,164
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $327,322
Here:

$327,322
State:

$35,670
Population density: 4638 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: River Forest.


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Number of foreign born residents: 887 (54% naturalized citizens)

River Forest township:  7.6%
State:  12.3%

61% of River Forest township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 7910
  • Northeast: 465
  • Midwest: 1452
  • South: 446
  • West: 319

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $168,800

River Forest township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

870 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
61 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,623
  • One, attached: 231
  • Two: 144
  • 3 or 4: 127
  • 5 to 9: 302
  • 10 to 19: 319
  • 20 to 49: 377
  • 50 or more: 102
  • Mobile homes: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $350,000


Housing units in River Forest township with a mortgage: 1,910 (148 second mortgage, 437 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 705

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 55
  • 1990 to 1994: 32
  • 1980 to 1989: 57
  • 1970 to 1979: 403
  • 1960 to 1969: 432
  • 1950 to 1959: 613
  • 1940 to 1949: 553
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,087

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in River Forest township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 79
  • 4 rooms: 240
  • 5 rooms: 460
  • 6 rooms: 565
  • 7 rooms: 561
  • 8 rooms: 674
  • 9 or more rooms: 957

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 141
  • 4 rooms: 154
  • 5 rooms: 141
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in River Forest township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 158
  • 2 bedrooms: 710
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,307
  • 4 bedrooms: 991
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 388

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 188
  • 2 bedrooms: 272
  • 3 bedrooms: 54
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in River Forest township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 233
  • 1 vehicle: 1,125
  • 2 vehicles: 1,714
  • 3 vehicles: 386
  • 4 vehicles: 85
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in River Forest township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 90
  • 1 vehicle: 352
  • 2 vehicles: 64
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • 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%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • 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%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in River Forest township:

  • Irish (25.7%)
  • German (16.2%)
  • Italian (9.3%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • Polish (4.7%)
  • United States or American (3.8%)
  • Russian (1.9%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Philippines (13%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Italy (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,628 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 236 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 90 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 304 (5%)
  • Railroad: 530 (9%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 556 (10%)
  • Other means: 27 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 305 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

870 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
61 people in religious group quarters

88.1% of residents of River Forest township speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,698
  • In family households: 9,410 (2,218 male householders, 730 female householders)
    2,487 spouses, 3,642 children (3,540 natural, 95 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 68 grandchildren, 62 brothers or sisters, 57 parents, 57 other relatives, 89 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,288 (334 male householders (286 living alone)), 825 female householders (764 living alone)), 129 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 937 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,187 2-persons, 605 3-persons, 639 4-persons, 367 5-persons, 121 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,050 1-person, 109 2-persons,

2,670 married couples with children.
342 single-parent households (41 men, 301 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 398
Here:

26.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 160
Here:

29.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 970
Here:

76.3%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in River Forest township:

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