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River Forest, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $632,724 (it was $342,600 in 2000)
River Forest:

$632,724
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $344,323 - $856,387

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $772,735
Here:

$772,735
State:

$266,086

Townhouses or other attached units: $344,930
Here:

$344,930
State:

$247,630

In 2-unit structures: $569,387
Here:

$569,387
State:

$268,780

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,173
Here:

$264,173
State:

$303,902

River Forest,IL index of house prices

Total population: 11,208 (All urban)

Houses: 4,287 (3,998 occupied: 3,533 owner occupied, 451 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

11%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,709 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $537,490.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,125 (lower quartile is $906, upper quartile is $1,372)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $974


Median gross rent in River Forest, IL in 2019: $1,166

Housing units in River Forest with a mortgage: 2,136 (74 second mortgage, 368 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,401

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $181,410

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $122,123

Median monthly housing costs: $2,245

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River Forest, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1941

Median year apartment built: 1958

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,868
  • Male householders: 1,882 (381 living alone), Female householders: 2,115 (792 living alone)
  • 2,438 spouses (2,430 opposite-sex spouses), 22 unmarried partners, (22 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,257 children (3,144 natural, 68 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 20 grandchildren, 28 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 0 foster children, 100 other relatives, 70 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 909

Size of family households: 1,318 2-persons, 426 3-persons, 808 4-persons, 116 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,174 1-person, 12 2-persons, 8 3-persons.

2,423 married couples with children.
202 single-parent households (73 men, 129 women).

86.3% of residents of River Forest speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
6.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 986 (9.1%)
(67.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.5
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
  • 881 bedroom
  • 6782 bedrooms
  • 1,0443 bedrooms
  • 1,2174 bedrooms
  • 5235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • 18no bedroom
  • 1261 bedroom
  • 1852 bedrooms
  • 1213 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ 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
  • 102no vehicle
  • 1,1461 vehicle
  • 1,8072 vehicles
  • 3493 vehicles
  • 1124 vehicles
  • 145+ 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
  • 74no vehicle
  • 3221 vehicle
  • 452 vehicles
  • 103 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
  • 132 rooms
  • 753 rooms
  • 2634 rooms
  • 2725 rooms
  • 3916 rooms
  • 5437 rooms
  • 6288 rooms
  • 1,4059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in River Forest, Illinois
  • 181 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1033 rooms
  • 1094 rooms
  • 1475 rooms
  • 336 rooms
  • 177 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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 2019
  • 91Less than $10,000
  • 59$10,000 to $19,999
  • 158$20,000 to $29,999
  • 168$30,000 to $39,999
  • 43$40,000 to $49,999
  • 131$50,000 to $59,999
  • 359$60,000 to $74,999
  • 477$75,000 to $99,999
  • 431$100,000 to $124,999
  • 302$125,000 to $149,999
  • 338$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,635$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in River Forest, IL

  • Distribution of house value in River Forest, IL in 2019
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 9$60,000 to $69,999
  • 50$80,000 to $89,999
  • 91$100,000 to $124,999
  • 57$125,000 to $149,999
  • 88$150,000 to $174,999
  • 102$175,000 to $199,999
  • 309$200,000 to $249,999
  • 102$250,000 to $299,999
  • 152$300,000 to $399,999
  • 379$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,123$500,000 to $749,999
  • 774$750,000 to $999,999
  • 319$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 65$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 50$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in River Forest, IL

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in River Forest, IL in 2019
  • 16$400 to $449
  • 102$800 to $899
  • 48$900 to $999
  • 141$1,000 to $1,249
  • 86$1,250 to $1,499
  • 53$1,500 to $1,999
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 89.4%
Number of people working at home: 788 (14.9% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 164
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 258
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 308
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 504
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 386
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 309
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 686
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 216
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 194
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,036
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 409
  • 90 or more minutes: 113
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - River Forest

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,537 (65.8%)
  • Carpooled: 486 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 100 (1.9%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 88 (1.6%)
  • Taxi: 34 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 318 (5.9%)
  • Worked at home: 775 (14.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 0.7%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 0.8%Males
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in River Forest, Illinois
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in River Forest, Illinois
  • 2702010 or later
  • 1452000 to 2009
  • 1641990 to 1999
  • 1791980 to 1989
  • 1061970 to 1979
  • 281Before 1970
Ancestries in River Forest, IL

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 591 (12.9%)
  • Italian: 504 (11.0%)
  • German: 338 (7.4%)
  • American: 211 (4.6%)
  • European: 198 (4.3%)
  • Polish: 175 (3.8%)
  • Ukrainian: 125 (2.7%)
  • Greek: 110 (2.4%)
  • Dutch: 98 (2.1%)
  • English: 94 (2.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 81 (1.8%)
  • Northern European: 79 (1.7%)
  • Scottish: 65 (1.4%)
  • Iranian: 65 (1.4%)
  • Bermudan: 59 (1.3%)
  • Syrian: 54 (1.2%)
  • Norwegian: 45 (1.0%)
  • Haitian: 45 (1.0%)
  • French: 42 (0.9%)
  • Russian: 38 (0.8%)
  • Serbian: 27 (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 23 (0.5%)
  • Jamaican: 23 (0.5%)
  • Bulgarian: 20 (0.4%)
  • Romanian: 19 (0.4%)
  • Armenian: 18 (0.4%)
  • Lithuanian: 18 (0.4%)
  • African: 18 (0.4%)
  • British: 16 (0.4%)
  • Czech: 12 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 12 (0.3%)
  • Lebanese: 9 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 9 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 9 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 9 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 7 (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 5 (0.1%)
  • Ugandan: 1 (0.02%)

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

Russia
River Forest:

8.2% (84)
Illinois:

1.0% (17,376)

India
River Forest:

7.9% (81)
Illinois:

8.9% (159,663)

Ukraine
River Forest:

6.6% (67)
Illinois:

1.5% (26,168)

Mexico
River Forest:

6.3% (64)
Illinois:

35.6% (640,004)

Iran
River Forest:

6.2% (63)
Illinois:

0.4% (6,541)

Korea
River Forest:

6.0% (61)
Illinois:

2.3% (40,596)

Italy
River Forest:

5.8% (59)
Illinois:

1.0% (18,766)

Argentina
River Forest:

5.5% (56)
Illinois:

0.2% (4,394)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
River Forest:

4.7% (48)
Illinois:

4.3% (77,764)

Cuba
River Forest:

3.9% (40)
Illinois:

0.5% (8,115)

France
River Forest:

3.3% (34)
Illinois:

0.3% (4,934)

Jamaica
River Forest:

3.1% (32)
Illinois:

0.4% (7,409)

Other Eastern Europe
River Forest:

2.7% (28)
Illinois:

0.6% (10,486)

Romania
River Forest:

2.6% (27)
Illinois:

0.9% (15,690)

Brazil
River Forest:

2.3% (23)
Illinois:

0.4% (6,818)

Poland
River Forest:

2.0% (20)
Illinois:

7.1% (127,656)

Germany
River Forest:

1.9% (19)
Illinois:

1.2% (20,802)

Uruguay
River Forest:

1.7% (17)
Illinois:

0.0% (547)

Netherlands
River Forest:

1.6% (16)
Illinois:

0.1% (2,402)

Canada
River Forest:

1.6% (16)
Illinois:

1.0% (17,933)

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

  • This state: 6,918
  • Other state: 2,828
  • Northeast: 702
  • Midwest: 1,295
  • South: 519
  • West: 338

88.2% of River Forest residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39.2% lived in Illinois.


River Forest:

88.2%
State average:

87.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 14
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 10
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 17
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 226
  • Less than 1 year of college: 66
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 182
  • Associate degree: 86
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,201
  • Master's degree: 514
  • Professional school degree: 823
  • Doctorate degree: 228
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 6
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 61
  • Less than 1 year of college: 118
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 367
  • Associate degree: 143
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,546
  • Master's degree: 1,052
  • Professional school degree: 374
  • Doctorate degree: 87
Educational Attainment for Females
River Forest marital status for males
River Forest marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,727
  • One, attached: 237
  • Two: 131
  • 3 or 4: 46
  • 5 to 9: 335
  • 10 to 19: 204
  • 20 to 49: 379
  • 50 or more: 167
  • Mobile homes: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $416,818

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 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
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in River Forest, IL
  • 74.9%Utility gas
  • 19.7%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 177
Here:

12.9%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 136
Here:

21.4%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 809
Here:

72.1%
Illinois:

27.4%
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