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People

Total Population 1,202
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 578
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,833

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,708
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $87,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 18.6%

Forrest Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Livingston
Standard Zip Codes 61741
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.751
Longitude -88.411

Forrest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PIPER CITY
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station GIBSON CITY
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pleasant Ridge (61741)

Wing (61741)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chatsworth 1,136 $38,750
Cullom 633 $57,708
Fairbury 3,842 $73,182

Forrest Public Libraries

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Forrest, Illinois
(815) 657-8805

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