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Living In River Forest, IL

River Forest, a small city in Illinois, has a population of slightly more than 11,000. The city's population, at an average age of just over 39, ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Just 13% of residents rent in River Forest, as most own their homes. With an average rent of $1,325/month, exceeding the state average by $274 per month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 35 minutes, the commute time for River Forest residents is longer than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (28%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is used by only 10% of the population. A small percentage of workers (3%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), River Forest has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 15% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 23% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in River Forest: scientific, healthcare, and education. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. River Forest workers earn an average annual income of just over $128,000, about $51,000 more than the Illinois average. River Forest's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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