Forest City, Illinois

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Forest City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SW of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Mason
Standard Zip Codes 61532
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.37
Longitude -89.827

Forest City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HAVANA 4 NNE
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 39 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Forest City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 287 100%
Male 153 53.3%
Female 134 46.7%
Under 18 78 27.2%
18+ 209 72.8%
65+ 36 12.5%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.14
White 283 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Forest City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 280
Growth -7
Growth % -2.4%

Forest City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 31.4%
German 25.7%
Irish 17.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Scotch-Irish 5.2%
Scottish 4.7%
Dutch 3.1%
English 2.6%
Austrian 1.6%
Italian 1%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Forest City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bishop (61532)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forest City 287 $35,625
Banner 149 $28,125
Easton 373 $38,125
Green Valley 728 $50,268
Manito 1,733 $48,438
San Jose 696 $45,104
South Pekin 1,162 $42,102
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