Lake Forest, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 20,059. Estimated population in 2021: 21,123 (+5.3% change)
Males: 9,545 (47.6%), Females: 10,514 (52.4%)

Lake County

Zip code: 60045

Median resident age: 41.0 years
Median household income: $136,462
Median house value: $662,400

Races in Lake Forest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Korean (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (20.0%), English (16.4%), Italian (8.4%), Polish (5.7%), United States (4.6%).

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lake Forest

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 73.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Forest city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

6.5% Foreign born (2.8% Europe, 2.1% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,168 (+12.1%).

Hospital/medical center in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST HOSPITAL (660 N WESTMORELAND ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lake Forest:

  • HILL TOP CENTER (about 4 miles; GREEN OAKS, IL)
  • CONDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; LIBERTYVILLE, IL)
  • ST THERESE MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; WAUKEGAN, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake Forest:

  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • KENOSHA REGIONAL (about 25 miles; KENOSHA, WI; Abbreviation: ENW)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake Forest:

  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 10 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
  • WAUKEGAN REGIONAL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO/WAUKEGAN, IL; Abbreviation: UGN)
  • CAMPBELL (about 16 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; Abbreviation: C81)
Amtrak station near Lake Forest:

  • 12 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Colleges/Universities in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,246; Location: 555 N SHERIDAN ROAD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lfc.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • BARAT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 651; Location: 700 E WESTLEIGH RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.barat.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • LAKE FOREST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (Full-time enrollment: 249; Location: 280 N SHERIDAN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Forest:

  • TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; DEERFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,121)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY (about 15 miles; GRAYSLAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,973)
  • WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE (about 17 miles; PALATINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,229)
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; EVANSTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 14,958)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,618)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,324)
Public high school in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,735; Location: 1285 N MCKINLEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST ACADEMY (Students: 273; Location: 1500 W KENNEDY ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • WOODLANDS ACADEMY OF THE SACRE (Students: 171; Location: 760 EAST WESTLEIGH ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

  • DEER PATH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,004; Location: 155 W DEERPATH; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • EVERETT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 1111 EVERETT SCH RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CHEROKEE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 475 CHEROKEE RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • SHERIDAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 1360 N SHERIDAN RD; Grades: PK – 04)
  • RONDOUT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 28593 N BRADLEY RD; Grades: KG – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

  • SCHOOL OF ST. MARY (Students: 710; Location: 185 ILLINOIS ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • LAKE FOREST COUNTRY DAY SCH (Students: 426; Location: 145 S GREEN BAY ROAD; Grades: PK – 9)
  • MONTESSORI SCH OF LAKE FOREST (Students: 229; Location: 13700 WEST LAUREL DR; Grades: PK – 7)
  • DEARHAVEN CHILD CARE – LEARNIN (Students: 22; Location: 1100 NORTH WESTMORELAND ROAD; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Lake Forest:

  • LAKE FOREST LIB. (Operating income: $2,297,735; Location: 360 E. DEERPATH ROAD; 112,630 books; 5,546 audio materials; 2,805 video materials; 410 serial subscriptions)

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