Oak Forest, Illinois 

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Population

28,074

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$71,082

Avg. Home Price

$184,800

Best Places to Live in Oak Forest, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


QUICK FACTS

City: Oak Forest
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Oak Forest is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oak Forest jobs have increased by 1.40%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
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
POPULATION
Oak Forest's population is 28,074 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.14%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Oak Forest is $184,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.83%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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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Housing Market in Oak Forest

It's a good time to buy in Oak Forest. Home Appreciation is up 9.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Oak Forest Real Estate.

The median home price in Oak Forest is $184,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Oak Forest   1 Reviews
Schools - 2/8/2012
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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