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People

Total Population 1,707
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 832
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,219
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $602
Median House Value $93,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 14%

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

Forreston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Ogle
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61030
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.126
Longitude -89.579

Forreston 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 FREEPORT WASTE WTR PLT
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station BRODHEAD
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Haldane (61030)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adeline 83 $61,250
German Valley 440 $66,635

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

Forreston Public Libraries

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204 FIRST AVENUE
Forreston, Illinois
(815) 938-2624

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FORRESTON HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 665
815-938-2175
Serves 320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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