Forest View, Illinois

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Forest View is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 778 at the 2000 census. It is close to Chicago and has a large Slavic population. The village, however, is primarily industrial.

Al Capone is said to have lived in Forest View in the mid-1920s.



Forest View is located at 41°48′27″N 87°47′10″W / 41.8075°N 87.78611°W / 41.8075; -87.78611Coordinates: 41°48′27″N 87°47′10″W / 41.8075°N 87.78611°W / 41.8075; -87.78611 (41.807379, -87.786065)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (11.11%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 778 people, 302 households, and 209 families residing in the village. The population density was 749.9 people per square mile (288.8/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 300.7/sq mi (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.93% White, 0.39% African American, 4.76% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.41% of the population.

The top three ancentries reported in Forest View as of the 2000 census were Polish (25.9%), Czech (19.0%) and Irish (15.1%).[4]

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