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Forest Park is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Forest Park is 41.879N. The longitude is -87.813W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,406.
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14% of Forest Park residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest Park ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest Park was $26,045, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Forest Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Forest Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $621. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,317.
Libraries in Forest Park include Forest Park Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Forest Park include Forest Park Review
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest Park political report.
The average commute time for Forest Park workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Forest Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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Cons: teens w/out much supervision running around, unleashed & unchained dogs
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