|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of River Forest is 11,597. River Forest, Illinois is the 2,825th largest city in the US.
River Forest is located entirely in Cook County.
The peak population of River Forest was in 2020, when its population was 11,794. In 2020, River Forest was the 2,774th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,825th largest city in the US. River Forest is currently 1.7% smaller than it was in 2020.
River Forest has shrunk 0.2% since the year 2000. River Forest, Illinois's growth is below average. 72% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
River Forest has a population density of 4,513.9 people per square mile.
|2820||Spring Lake, North Carolina||11,619||-7.0%|
|2821||Green River, Wyoming||11,609||-1.2%|
|2823||Seven Hills, Ohio||11,604||-3.9%|
|2824||James Island, South Carolina||11,602|
|2825||River Forest, Illinois||11,597||-0.2%|
|2829||Elk City, Oklahoma||11,570||10.2%|
|2830||Wendell, North Carolina||11,570||161.8%|
|2831||Ringwood, New Jersey||11,568||-6.8%|
The total voting age population of River Forest, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 7,833. The voting age population is 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.7% of the residents of River Forest are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of River Forest are 85.2% White, 6.2% Black, 3.9% Asian, 2.9% Two or more races and 1.8% Other. Additionally, 5.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In River Forest, 3.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 3.3%. On a per-household basis, 2.3% of families are below the poverty line in River Forest.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.6% of River Forest residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 99.1% of River Forest residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 80.4% have a bachelor's degree and 41.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among River Forest residents aged 5 and older, 13.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 6.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in River Forest is 2.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In River Forest, 11.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in River Forest is $129,928.
In River Forest, 88.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 11.2% of housing units in River Forest.
Of all the housing units in River Forest, 46.1% of them were build before 1940.
In River Forest, 2.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 120 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in River Forest is $1,143.
In River Forest, 93.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.