Living in Lake Forest, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Lake Forest SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
10
Commute
4

Lake Forest, IL Cost Of Living

186
Lake Forest's Overall Cost Of Living
1.9x
Higher Than The National Average

Lake Forest, Illinois Info Snack

Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 19,375. The city is along the shore of Lake Michigan, and is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore. Lake Forest was founded around Lake Forest College and was laid out as a town in 1857 as a stop for travelers making their way south to Chicago. The Lake Forest City Hall, designed by Charles Sumner Frost, was completed in 1898 and originally housed the fire department, the Lake Forest Library, and city offices. Lake Forest is among the wealthiest cities in the United States.[according to whom?]
Population
19,219
Unemployment
4.9%
Poverty
2.6%
Median Home
$851,900
Median Income
$167,404
Median Rent
$1,750

Lake Forest, IL Photos

Rankings for Lake Forest in Illinois

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Map Of Lake Forest, IL

Population over time in Lake Forest

Year Population % Change
2017 19,219 1.5%
2016 18,931 0.3%
2015 18,881 -0.4%
2014 18,951 0.2%
2013 18,914 -0.7%
2012 19,044 -0.1%
2011 19,068 -1.2%
2010 19,308 -0.5%
2009 19,397 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Forest

White
84.5% (16,239)
African American
1.9% (368)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
8.1% (1,562)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (5)
Two Or More
1.6% (306)
Hispanic
3.8% (739)
Race Lake Forest IL USA
White 84.5% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 1.9% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 8.1% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.8% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Lake Forest, Illinois

Less than $10,000
3.2% (60,915)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.1% (21,515)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.7% (71,253)
$25,000 to $34,999
3.0% (58,120)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.3% (120,991)
$50,000 to $74,999
8.9% (171,568)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.1% (136,919)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.6% (223,821)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.7% (205,937)
$200,000 or more
44.3% (850,855)
Income Lake Forest IL USA
Less than $10,000 3.2% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.1% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.7% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 3.0% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.3% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 8.9% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.1% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.6% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.7% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 44.3% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Lake Forest

Female
50.8% (9,764)
Male
49.2% (9,454)
Gender Lake Forest IL USA
Female 50.8% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lake Forest for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
-1.0% (-192)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (192)
High School / GED
7.0% (1,345)
Some College
10.0% (1,921)
Associate's Degree
3.0% (576)
Bachelor's Degree
38.0% (7,303)
Master's Degree
25.0% (4,804)
Professional Degree
12.0% (2,306)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (960)
Education Lake Forest IL USA
< 9th Grade -1.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 7.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 10.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 38.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 25.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 12.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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