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River Forest is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named River Forest. For links to other places called River Forest, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of River Forest is 41.897N. The longitude is -87.813W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,483.
Sections below provide additional information and links about River 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 60305 ZIP code.
19% of River Forest residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the River Forest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in River Forest was $46,123, compared with $21,587 nationally.
70% of River Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in River Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $665. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,468.
Libraries in River Forest include River Forest Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our River Forest political report.
The average commute time for River Forest workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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