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River Forest Township, Illinois Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,025

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 154

Female householder, no husband present : 284

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,161

Householder not living alone : 129


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 20

Male householder and female partner : 58

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 26

All other households : 3,649


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,970

Renter-occupied housing units : 55

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 119

Renter-occupied housing units : 35

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 233

Renter-occupied housing units : 51

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,062

Renter-occupied housing units : 228


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 155

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 52

$20,000 to $24,999 : 105

$25,000 to $29,999 : 147

$30,000 to $34,999 : 86

$35,000 to $39,999 : 83

$40,000 to $44,999 : 80

$45,000 to $49,999 : 86

$50,000 to $59,999 : 243

$60,000 to $74,999 : 381

$75,000 to $99,999 : 336

$100,000 to $124,999 : 337

$125,000 to $149,999 : 268

$150,000 to $199,999 : 459

$200,000 or more : 935


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Total : 4,016


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Occupied : 3,753

Vacant : 263


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 7


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 47

Built 2000 to 2004 : 149

Built 1990 to 1999 : 80

Built 1980 to 1989 : 35

Built 1970 to 1979 : 240

Built 1960 to 1969 : 240

Built 1950 to 1959 : 869

Built 1940 to 1949 : 515

Built 1939 or earlier : 1,841


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Utility gas : 3,444

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 0

Electricity : 285

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 0

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 16

No fuel used : 8


(updated 2009)



House Value
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 0

$60,000 to $69,999 : 0

$70,000 to $79,999 : 0

$80,000 to $89,999 : 0

$90,000 to $99,999 : 29

$100,000 to $124,999 : 39

$125,000 to $149,999 : 87

$150,000 to $174,999 : 202

$175,000 to $199,999 : 72

$200,000 to $249,999 : 224

$250,000 to $299,999 : 214

$300,000 to $399,999 : 259

$400,000 to $499,999 : 183

$500,000 to $749,999 : 952

$750,000 to $999,999 : 612

$1,000,000 or more : 511


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 36

Home equity loan only : 721

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 10

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,472

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,145


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(River Forest Township, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $939,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $430,400

Built 1990 to 1999 :

Built 1980 to 1989 : $246,400

Built 1970 to 1979 : $284,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $506,700

Built 1950 to 1959 : $351,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $507,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $715,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in River Forest Township, Illinois: 70.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in River Forest Township, Illinois

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 97.7%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 2.3%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in River Forest Township, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 3 3 $1,144,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $1,144,000
2000        
  Single Family 6 6 $2,193,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $2,193,500
2001        
  Single Family 9 9 $2,769,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 64 $9,708,753
  Total

10 73 $12,477,753
2002        
  Single Family 4 4 $1,960,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $1,960,000
2003        
  Single Family 5 5 $2,549,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $2,549,500
2004        
  Single Family 4 4 $2,154,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 16 $6,000,000
  Total

5 20 $8,154,000
2005        
  Single Family 8 8 $4,121,110
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 6 $1,844,000
  Total

9 14 $5,965,110
2006        
  Single Family 5 5 $3,734,875
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $3,734,875


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (River Forest Township, IL): $89,284
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (River Forest Township): $342,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (River Forest Township): $735
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in River Forest Township, Illinois

Utility Gas: 87.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 0.3%
Electricity: 11.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.3%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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