|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Oak Forest is 26,793. Oak Forest, Illinois is the 1,451st largest city in the US.
Oak Forest is located entirely in Cook County.
The peak population of Oak Forest was in 2000, when its population was 28,210. In 2000, Oak Forest was the 1,131st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,451st largest city in the US. Oak Forest is currently 5.0% smaller than it was in 2000.
Oak Forest has shrunk 5.0% since the year 2000. Oak Forest, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Oak Forest has a population density of 4,697.9 people per square mile.
|1439||Round Lake Beach||27,081||3.5%|
|1445||South Portland, Maine||26,993||15.4%|
|1447||Chicago Heights, Illinois||26,905||-17.8%|
|1450||Kernersville, North Carolina||26,793||42.1%|
|1451||Oak Forest, Illinois||26,793||-5.0%|
|1452||Vernon Hills, Illinois||26,786||31.4%|
|1453||Palm Springs, Florida||26,780||63.1%|
|1455||Horn Lake, Mississippi||26,737||32.6%|
The total voting age population of Oak Forest, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,097. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.4% of the residents of Oak Forest are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Oak Forest are 82.9% White, 6.5% Black, 5.3% Asian, 3.6% Other and 1.8% Two or more races. Additionally, 15.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Oak Forest, 5.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 7.4%. On a per-household basis, 3.3% of families are below the poverty line in Oak Forest.
Among those aged 16 and older, 70.6% of Oak Forest residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.7% of Oak Forest residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 31.5% have a bachelor's degree and 10.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Oak Forest residents aged 5 and older, 15.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 7.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 4.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Oak Forest is 4.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Oak Forest, 12.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Oak Forest is $76,945.
In Oak Forest, 77.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 22.4% of housing units in Oak Forest.
Of all the housing units in Oak Forest, 3.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Oak Forest, 8.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 890 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Oak Forest is $1,080.
In Oak Forest, 87.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.