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People

Total Population 1,193
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 625
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $35,278
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,962
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $609
Median House Value $90,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 19.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 1,012 $38,500
Cullom 607 $54,896
Fairbury 3,722 $56,647

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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301 W. JAMES
Forrest, Illinois
(815) 657-8805

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