Forreston, Illinois

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Forreston, Illinois

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Forreston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 9% Forreston Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Forreston, Illinois

Comparing Forreston 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Age of the Population 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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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

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

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,469 100%
Male 699 47.6%
Female 770 52.4%
Under 18 416 28.3%
18+ 1,053 71.7%
65+ 254 17.3%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,458 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1.2%

Estimated Forreston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,515
Growth 46
Growth % 3.1%

Forreston 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 52.9%
US/American 10.2%
Irish 8.7%
English 6.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Norwegian 2.7%
Italian 2.2%
Swedish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
French Canadian 1.2%
Swiss 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forreston 1,469 $44,853
Adeline 139 $61,250
German Valley 481 $48,750
Leaf River 555 $40,268
Mount Morris 3,013 $51,019
Polo 2,477 $46,250
Shannon 854 $48,083

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PO BOX 665
Serves 320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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