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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Forreston is 1,421. Forreston, Illinois is the 8,894th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Forreston was in 2000, when its population was 1,475. In 2000, Forreston was the 8,547th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,894th largest city in the US. Forreston is currently 3.7% smaller than it was in 2000.
Forreston has shrunk 3.6% since the year 2000. Forreston, Illinois's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|8892||Wayne, West Virginia||1,423||19.2%|
|8893||Audubon Park, Kentucky||1,422||-7.9%|
The total voting age population of Forreston, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,082. The voting age population is 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.6% of the residents of Forreston are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Forreston are 96.8% White, 1.6% Two or more races, 1.2% Black and 0.4% Asian. Additionally, 7.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Forreston, 10.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 10.8%. On a per-household basis, 6.0% of families are below the poverty line in Forreston.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.9% of Forreston residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.7% of Forreston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.9% have a bachelor's degree and 4.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Forreston residents aged 5 and older, 7.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Forreston is 1.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Forreston, 10.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Forreston is $54,559.
In Forreston, 69.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 30.3% of housing units in Forreston.
Of all the housing units in Forreston, 31.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Forreston, 3.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Forreston is $683.
In Forreston, 82.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.