Park Forest has the 1414th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Park Forest is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Park Forest is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Park Forest is $82,200, which is below the national average. 27% of workers in Park Forest hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Park Forest. 62% of Park Forest workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Park Forest spend an average of 33 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.