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Demographics

People

Total Population1,060
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+565
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married60.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,939
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,545

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,750
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.6%
Median Gross Rent$638
Median House Value$92,100

Ancestry

German39.7%
Irish22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.6%
English6.2%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish3.4%
Swiss3%
Italian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1.2%
Hungarian1%
Czech0.9%
Lithuanian0.6%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.3%
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Forrest Almanac

CategoryValue
County Livingston County
Standard Zip Codes61741
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.75
Approximate Longitude-88.4

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)

StationPIPER CITY
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationCHENOA
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationGIBSON CITY
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatsworth1,079$40,000
Cullom667$55,750
Fairbury3,558$65,120

Forrest Public Libraries

Forrest Public Library District
301 WEST JAMES STREET
Forrest, Illinois
(815) 657-8805

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Forrest Public Schools

Meadowbrook Elem School
450 N Bach
ZIP: 61741
(815) 657-8461
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Prairie Central Jr High School
800 N Wood St
ZIP: 61741
(815) 657-8660
Middle
Total Enrollment 296
Prairie Central Upper Elementary
312 N Center St
ZIP: 61741
(815) 657-8238
Middle
Total Enrollment 291
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