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The economy of River Forest, IL employs 5,097 people. The economy of River Forest, IL is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Finance & Insurance; and Information, which employ respectively 2.44; 2.1; and 1.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in River Forest, IL are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (887), Healthcare & Social Assistance (810), and Educational Services (672), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($150,345), Finance & Insurance ($113,750), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($108,906).

Median household income in River Forest, IL is $103,622. Males in River Forest, IL have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,715. The income inequality of River Forest, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for River Forest, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of River Forest, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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River Forest, IL is home to a population of 11,217 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of River Forest, IL is composed of 8,729 White residents (77.8%), 717 Asian residents (6.39%), 701 Hispanic residents (6.25%), 696 Black residents (6.2%), and 334 Two+ residents (2.98%). The most common foreign languages in River Forest, IL are Spanish (432 speakers), Chinese (155 speakers), and Other Indic (113 speakers), but compared to other places, River Forest, IL has a relative high number of Thai (60 speakers), Greek (57 speakers), and Polish (106 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in River Forest, IL awarded 2,414 degrees. The student population of River Forest, IL is skewed towards females, with 680 male students and 1,734 female students. Most students in River Forest, IL are White (1,587 and 65.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (381 and 15.8%), Black or African American (233 and 9.7%), and Asian (72 and 2.98%). The largest universities in River Forest, IL by number of graduates are Concordia University-Chicago (1,482 and 61.4%), Dominican University (932 and 38.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in River Forest, IL are Curriculum & Instruction (250 and 10.4%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (205 and 8.49%), and Library & Information Science (125 and 5.18%). The median tuition costs in River Forest, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,760 and $29,760 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in River Forest, IL is $574,600, which is 2.8 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $556,400 to $574,600, a 3.27% increase. The homeownership rate of River Forest, IL is 86.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in River Forest, IL have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in River Forest, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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