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Affluent suburb known for its large estates
Lake Forest is a city in Lake County, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area.
The latitude of Lake Forest is 42.258N. The longitude is -87.84W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,762.
The community was chosen as the site for a college in 1856. Three years later, the first classes were held at Lind University, which later became Lake Forest College.
The community was incorporated in 1861.
The community's original charter prohibited the sale or manufacture of liquor.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake Forest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lake County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60040 ZIP code.
18% of Lake Forest residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Forest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Forest was $77,092, compared with $21,587 nationally.
74% of Lake Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Lake Forest include Lake Forest Historic District, Vine - Oakwood - Green Bay Road Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lake Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $908. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,551.
Libraries in Lake Forest include Lake Forest Library ... View libraries
Lake County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Forest political report.
The average commute time for Lake Forest workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lake Forest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Lake Forest include Deer Path Inn.
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