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Demographics

People

Total Population1,786
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+776
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,855
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,324

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,442
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$643
Median House Value$92,100

Ancestry

Irish21.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
English5.8%
Dutch3.5%
Polish2.6%
Swedish2.5%
Italian2.4%
Greek1.7%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Haitian0.9%
Swiss0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Albanian0.7%
German0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Czech0.6%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
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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
Adeline93$51,250
German Valley520$65,208
Leaf River524$42,500
Mount Morris3,046$61,083
Polo2,105$53,750

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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