Forrest, Illinois

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Forrest, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Forrest, Illinois

Comparing Forrest to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 8
Working at Home 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Forrest Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,225 100%
Male 604 49.3%
Female 621 50.7%
Under 18 364 29.7%
18+ 861 70.3%
65+ 207 16.9%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,180 96.3%
African-American 7 0.6%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.6%
Other 16 1.3%
Mixed Race 13 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 2.7%

Estimated Forrest Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,202
Growth -23
Growth % -1.9%

Forrest 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
German 36.4%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
English 9.3%
Italian 3.5%
French (except Basque) 3%
Polish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.5%
African 1.5%
Dutch 1.2%
Swiss 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Swedish 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Belgian 0.5%
Albanian 0.4%
Northern European 0.2%
European 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
British 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forrest 1,225 $45,938
Chatsworth 1,265 $42,679
Cullom 563 $46,406
Fairbury 3,968 $51,117
Piper City 781 $40,278
Saunemin 456 $46,071
Strawn 104 $42,000

Forrest Public Libraries

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