Lake Forest, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
19,436
0.072% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.9
3.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
3.97%
29.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$202,153
4.06% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$894,400
10% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,662
2.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake Forest, IL had a population of 19.4k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $202,153. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake Forest, IL declined from 19,450 to 19,436, a −0.072% decrease and its median household income grew from $194,267 to $202,153, a 4.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Forest, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), White (Hispanic) (2.27%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Lake Forest, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Lake Forest, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake Forest, IL are Lake Forest College (483 degrees awarded in 2022) and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (152 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lake Forest, IL was $894,400, and the homeownership rate was 87.1%.

Most people in Lake Forest, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Forest, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake Forest, IL is home to a population of 19.4k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 11% of Lake Forest, IL residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Lake Forest, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.25k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 787 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Lake Forest, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake Forest, IL was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake Forest, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 924
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.25k ± 358
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    787 ± 371
4.76%
Hispanic Population
925 people

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Lake Forest, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.25k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 787 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.76% of the people in Lake Forest, IL are hispanic (925 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.13k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.42k people

As of 2022, 11% of Lake Forest, IL residents (2.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake Forest, IL was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    211 ± 85
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    57 ± 42
  3. Korea
    42 ± 33

Lake Forest, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake Forest, IL employs 8.66k people. The largest industries in Lake Forest, IL are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,664 people), Educational Services (1,035 people), and Manufacturing (952 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Wholesale Trade ($226,458), and Manufacturing ($203,804).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.66k
2022 Value
± 724
2.15%
1 Year growth
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake Forest, IL grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 8.48k employees to 8.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Forest, IL, are Management Occupations (1,940 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,230 people), and Legal Occupations (904 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Forest, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.66k
2022 Value
± 724
2.15%
1 Year growth
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake Forest, IL grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 8.48k employees to 8.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Forest, IL, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,664 people), Educational Services (1,035 people), and Manufacturing (952 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Forest, IL, though some of these residents may live in Lake Forest, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$152,726
Median earning men ± $22,216
$60,636
Median earning women ± $11,392

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($238,333), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($227,286), and Wholesale Trade ($226,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($193,250), Wholesale Trade ($147,188), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,733).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lake Forest, IL awarded 635 degrees. The student population of Lake Forest, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 848 male students and 1,200 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake Forest, IL are White (329 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (75 and 13.6%), Asian (51 and 9.26%), and Black or African American (44 and 7.99%).

The largest universities in Lake Forest, IL by number of degrees awarded are Lake Forest College (483 and 76.1%) and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (152 and 23.9%).

The most popular majors in Lake Forest, IL are General Business Administration & Management (152 and 23.9%), General Business (53 and 8.35%), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (41 and 6.46%).

The median tuition cost in Lake Forest, IL for private four year colleges is $52,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lake Forest, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 59.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,048 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,048 students enrolled in Lake Forest, IL, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 978 records, of which 52.8% were women and 47.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lake Forest, IL was General Biological Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lake Forest, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 483 degrees awarded
  2. 152 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lake Forest College with 483 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 242 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake Forest, IL, which is 0.616 times less than the 393 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 329 degrees mean that there were 4.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 75 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($52,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($902) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Forest, IL was $894,400 in 2022, which is 3.17 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $812,900 to $894,400, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake Forest, IL is 87.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake Forest, IL have an average commute time of 34.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake Forest, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake Forest, IL is $202,153. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lake Forest, IL was Census Tract 8646.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 8646.02 and Census Tract 8650, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

Property

$894,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$28,886
$6,064
Median Property Taxes
±$479

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Rent vs Own

87.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 87.1% of the housing units in Lake Forest, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 86.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8646.01
  2. Census Tract 8646.02
  3. Census Tract 8650

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Forest, IL was Census Tract 8646.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 8646.02 and Census Tract 8650, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the places in Lake Forest, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$202,153
Median Household Income
± $25,017
6.96k
Number of Households
± 522

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.96k households in Lake Forest, IL grew to $202,153 from the previous year's value of $194,267.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Forest, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake Forest, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (49.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (25.6%)
  3. Public Transit (14.3%)

In 2022, 49.4% of workers in Lake Forest, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (25.6%) and those who used public transit to get to work (14.3%).

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Commute Time

34.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Forest, IL have a longer commute time (34.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.6% of the workforce in Lake Forest, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

3.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Forest, IL (729 out of 18.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Forest, IL is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.8% of the population of Lake Forest, IL has health coverage, with 64.1% on employee plans, 2.96% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see 881 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (900 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 835 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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881 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, IL

Primary care physicians in Lake County, IL see an average of 881 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (900 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 24% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.17%
Uninsured
64.1%
Employer Coverage
2.96%
Medicaid
18.8%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake Forest, IL grew by 7.01% from 2.03% to 2.17%.

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