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Park Forest is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles Cook and Will counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The latitude of Park Forest is 41.491N. The longitude is -87.674W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,560.
Park Forest developed after World War II as a planned community for returning GIs.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Park Forest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60471 ZIP code.
17% of Park Forest residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Park Forest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Park Forest was $21,493, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Park Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Park Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $978.
Libraries in Park Forest include Park Forest Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Park Forest political report.
The average commute time for Park Forest workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Park Forest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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