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Oak Forest is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Oak Forest is 41.602N. The longitude is -87.743W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,229.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Oak 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 60478 ZIP code.
19% of Oak Forest residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oak Forest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oak Forest was $23,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Oak Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Oak Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $629. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,306.
Libraries in Oak Forest include Acorn Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oak Forest political report.
The average commute time for Oak Forest workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oak Forest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Oak Forest include Ramada Limited.
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