dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to River Forest, Illinois

River Forest, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 mile NW of Oak Park, Illinois and 8 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

River Forest History

In 1836, the first permanent resident called Ashbel Steele, a coroner, arrived in the area where the village of River Forest is now located. The area was then called Noyesville. Other settlers soon followed, gradually transforming the area into a full fledged farming village. In 1880, the village of River Forest was officially incorporated.

River Forest and nearby Attractions

  • River Forest Village Hall
  • River Forest Public Library
  • Albertus Magnus Science Hall
  • Thatcher Woods Glen
  • Trailside Museum of Natural History
  • Rebecca Crown Memorial Library

Things to do in River Forest

The River Forest Village Hall is the administrative center of the village. A visit to the Albertus Magnus Science Hall would prove to be interesting for tourists with a scientific interest. Trailside Museum of Natural History provides an insight into the history of the area. Thatcher Woods Glen is a beautiful park, and an ideal place for a quiet getaway.

River Forest Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International airport, located about 8 miles from River Forest, provides air transportation facilities.

River Forest Higher Education

Triton College and Morton College provide higher education to the people of River Forest.

People

Total Population 11,233
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,893
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 72.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $148,864
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.6%
% Using Public Transportation 17.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,228
Median House Value $556,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.4%
Irish 23%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

River Forest Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60305
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.897
Longitude -87.813

River Forest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broadview 7,957 $63,484
Elmwood Park 24,971 $66,715
Forest Park 14,194 $68,068

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

River Forest Public Libraries

Library
River Forest P.l.
735 LATHROP AVE
River Forest, Illinois
(708) 366-5205
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
Programs
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
camnpus icon
Melrose Park
Request Info
Programs
  • MBA with concentration in Quantitative Analysis
  • MS in Criminal Justice: Advanced Counterterrorism & Homeland Security concentration
  • BA Communications - New Media
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University. We offer certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 100 programs in a wide variety of subjects.
Programs
  • Business Administration - Human Resources (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Programs
  • Doctor of Health Professionals Education
  • Master of Science - Sports Science & Rehabilitation
  • Master of Science - Nutrition & Human Performance
  • A celebrated educational institution focused on chiropractic & health sciences
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Logan U is HLC & CCE accredited with a beautiful campus just outside St. Louis, MO
  • Offers bachelor’s & master’s degrees & an exciting doctor of chiropractic degree
  • Special 3+3 Program can shorten time it takes to become a doctor of chiropractic

River Forest Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
River Forest Colleges
River Forest colleges and trade schools.
River Forest Graduate Schools
River Forest Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in River Forest
Additional Resources
Info for River Forest Government Officials


Are you an official in the River Forest government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top