|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Park Forest is 21,261. Park Forest, Illinois is the 1,781st largest city in the US.
Parts of Park Forest are located within Cook County and Will County.
The peak population of Park Forest was in 1990, when its population was 24,695. In 1990, Park Forest was the 1,128th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,781st largest city in the US. Park Forest is currently 13.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Park Forest has shrunk 9.5% since the year 2000. Park Forest, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Park Forest has a population density of 4,428.7 people per square mile.
|1775||Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin||21,392||32.9%|
|1776||New Hope, Minnesota||21,356||2.3%|
|1777||Carrboro, North Carolina||21,312||20.3%|
|1779||Secaucus, New Jersey||21,295||33.7%|
|1780||Elmwood Park, New Jersey||21,267||12.3%|
|1781||Park Forest, Illinois||21,261||-9.5%|
|1785||Mount Pleasant, Michigan||21,243||-17.9%|
The total voting age population of Park Forest, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 16,158. The voting age population is 45.6% male and 54.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 14.7% of the residents of Park Forest are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Park Forest are 66.4% Black, 27.2% White, 3.2% Other, 2.8% Two or more races and 0.5% Asian. Additionally, 4.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Park Forest, 13.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 13.6%. On a per-household basis, 7.3% of families are below the poverty line in Park Forest.
Among those aged 16 and older, 63.3% of Park Forest residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 93.9% of Park Forest residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 26.4% have a bachelor's degree and 9.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Park Forest residents aged 5 and older, 5.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Park Forest is 7.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Park Forest, 17.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Park Forest is $53,938.
In Park Forest, 59.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 40.1% of housing units in Park Forest.
Of all the housing units in Park Forest, 2.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Park Forest, 3.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 330 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Park Forest is $1,211.
In Park Forest, 82.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.