|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lake Forest is 19,253. Lake Forest, Illinois is the 1,932nd largest city in the US.
Lake Forest is located entirely in Lake County.
The peak population of Lake Forest was in 2000, when its population was 20,173. In 2000, Lake Forest was the 1,583rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,932nd largest city in the US. Lake Forest is currently 4.6% smaller than it was in 2000.
Lake Forest has shrunk 4.5% since the year 2000. Lake Forest, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Lake Forest has a population density of 1,127.9 people per square mile.
|1926||Hermosa Beach, California||19,314||3.6%|
|1932||Lake Forest, Illinois||19,253||-4.5%|
|1934||Harrison, New Jersey||19,212||33.2%|
|1935||Point Pleasant, New Jersey||19,205||-0.6%|
The total voting age population of Lake Forest, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 14,388. The voting age population is 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 23.6% of the residents of Lake Forest are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Lake Forest are 87.5% White, 8.8% Asian, 1.4% Black, 1.4% Two or more races, 0.5% American Indian and 0.4% Other. Additionally, 4.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Lake Forest, 2.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 1.5%. On a per-household basis, 1.4% of families are below the poverty line in Lake Forest.
Among those aged 16 and older, 55.7% of Lake Forest residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 99.2% of Lake Forest residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 80.5% have a bachelor's degree and 41.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Lake Forest residents aged 5 and older, 15.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 6.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Lake Forest is 4.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Lake Forest, 5.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Lake Forest is $172,165.
In Lake Forest, 86.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 13.9% of housing units in Lake Forest.
Of all the housing units in Lake Forest, 15.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Lake Forest, 11.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 910 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lake Forest is $1,831.
In Lake Forest, 94.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.