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Demographics

People

Total Population1,771
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+855
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,182
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,902

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,906
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$652
Median House Value$93,800

Ancestry

Irish16.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
English5.4%
Dutch3.7%
Swiss3%
Swedish2.5%
Italian2.5%
Norwegian1.7%
Danishn1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish1%
Scottish0.7%
Czech0.6%
German0.5%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Forreston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ogle County
Standard Zip Codes61030
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.12
Approximate Longitude-89.57

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)

StationFREEPORT WASTE WTR PLT
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationDIXON 1 NW
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationBRODHEAD
Distance35.4 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adeline92$51,667
German Valley486$67,321

Forreston Public Libraries

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

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Forreston Public Schools

Forreston Grade School
601 E Main St
ZIP: 61030
(815) 938-2306
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Forreston Jr/sr High Sch
601 E Main St
ZIP: 61030
(815) 938-2175
Other
Total Enrollment 453
German Valley Grade School
601 E Main St
ZIP: 61030
(815) 362-2279
Primary
Total Enrollment 82
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