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0.11% growth
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-1.71% decline
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3.02% growth
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-2.98% decline


The economy of Oak Forest, IL employs 15,022 people. The economy of Oak Forest, IL is specialized in Construction; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.38; 1.31; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Oak Forest, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,030), Manufacturing (1,895), and Retail trade (1,506), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,821), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($63,068), and Finance & Insurance ($56,288).

Median household income in Oak Forest, IL is $69,866. Males in Oak Forest, IL have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,007. The income inequality of Oak Forest, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Oak Forest, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Oak Forest, IL is home to a population of 28,134 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Oak Forest, IL is composed of 22,170 White residents (78.8%), 3,324 Hispanic residents (11.8%), 1,383 Black residents (4.92%), 578 Asian residents (2.05%), and 423 Two+ residents (1.5%). The most common foreign languages in Oak Forest, IL are Spanish (1,924 speakers), Arabic (784 speakers), and Polish (329 speakers), but compared to other places, Oak Forest, IL has a relative high number of Arabic (784 speakers), Polish (329 speakers), and Scandinavian (67 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Oak Forest, IL awarded 129 degrees. The student population of Oak Forest, IL is skewed towards females, with 7 male students and 122 female students. Most students in Oak Forest, IL are Black or African American (81 and 62.8%), followed by White (34 and 26.4%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 9.3%), and Two or more races (1 and 0.78%). The largest universities in Oak Forest, IL by number of graduates are John Amico School of Hair Design (77 and 59.7%), Capri Beauty College (52 and 40.3%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Oak Forest, IL are General Cosmetology (113 and 87.6%), Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (13 and 10.1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Oak Forest, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Oak Forest, IL is $185,500, which is 0.95 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $191,200 to $185,500, a -2.98% increase. The homeownership rate of Oak Forest, IL is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oak Forest, IL have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oak Forest, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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