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City: Oak Forest
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Oak Forest

    The unemployment rate in Oak Forest is 5.90 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oak Forest jobs have Increased by 1.40 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oak Forest's cost of living is 4.30% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Oak Forest's Cost of Living
    Oak Forest's population is 28,074 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.14 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Oak Forest is $170,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.52%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Oak Forest public schools spend $11,021 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.6 students per teacher in Oak Forest. Learn more...

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We moved here originally from Chicago to find good schools. We have not been disappointed. The housing is less expensive than the surrounding areas but the schools are... (Read More)



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