U.S. Census Data for Lake Forest, Lake Bluff

From the number of graduate degrees to the average travel time to work, see how Lake Forest and Lake Bluff stack up in various demographics based on recently released data from the 2010 U.S. census.

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics for the combined years from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country.

Social Characteristics Lake Forest Lake Bluff Population* 19,375 5,722 Families with children 2,317 (34.5%) 922 (42.5%) Families that are married 4,687 (69.8%) 1,630 (75.1%) Bachelor degrees 4,967 (38.8%)

1,681 (41.6%)

Graduate degrees 4,311 (33.7%)

1,580 (39.1%)


Economic Characteristics Lake Forest Lake Bluff Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.5
28.3 Median household income $133,264 $149,875 Percentage of families with income below the poverty line 2.2% 3.5%


Housing Characteristics Lake Forest Lake Bluff Median value of owner-occupied homes $863,900 $669,200


Age and Sex Lake Forest Lake Bluff Median age 45.8 44.0


Community Characteristics Lake Forest Lake Bluff Drive alone to work 5,083 (67%) 1,910 (71.1%) Took public transportation to work 565 (7.4%) 291 (10.8%) Work from home 788 (10.4%) 278 (10.3%)

*Population is from the 2010 Census

Bree Olson December 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Lake Forest is the best.


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