Forest City, Illinois Population 2021

219
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Forest City is a city located in Mason County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 219, it is the 1103rd largest city in Illinois and the 16388th largest city in the United States . Forest City is currently declining at a rate of -1.35% annually and its population has decreased by -10.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 246 in 2010. Forest City reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Forest City has a population density of 419 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest City is $53,598 with a poverty rate of 7.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $713 per month, and the median house value is $61,700. The median age in Forest City is 32 years, 30.6 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Forest City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Citywas:

  • White: 99.65%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Forest City, Illinois is 219 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 225.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 246.

Forest City, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28299.65%
Some Other Race10.35%
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Forest City Population by Race

Forest City Population Pyramid $2021

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Forest City Median Age

32


Total

30.6


Male

34


Female

Forest City Adults

There are 185 adults, (35 of whom are seniors) in Forest City.

Forest City Age Dependency

88.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest City Sex Ratio

Female

138

48.76%

Male

145

51.24%

Forest City Population by Age

Forest City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female0%100%
All74%26%
Married84.3%15.7%
Non Family85.7%14.3%
Male100%0%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1002.8374
Married514.0884.3
Non Family351.1185.7
Female132.620
Male12100

3.68

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

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Forest City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade21.20%
9th to 12th Grade116.59%
High School Graduate8047.90%
Some College3923.35%
Associates Degree137.78%
Bachelors Degree63.59%
Graduate Degree169.58%
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Forest City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.25%.

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,542$50,000$18,472
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,333$50,000$18,750
Some College$40,972$50,114$29,375
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$11,354$$11,250

$28,542

Average Earnings

$50,000

Average Male

$18,472

Average Female

Forest City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest City Language by Age

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Forest City Language

98.85% of Forest City residents speak only English, while 1.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Forest City Language

Forest City Poverty by Race

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7.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.45%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest City is White, with 7.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest City is White, with 7.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.00%.

Forest City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.46%
Some College7.69%
High School3.75%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Forest City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed3.51%
Male Employed1.72%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Forest City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,688$53,598
Families$67,946$63,289
Married Families$69,018-
Non Families$29,750$32,809
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Income by Household Type

Forest City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest City Married by Age and Sex

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Forest City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest City Marital Status by Race

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Forest City Marital Status

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22

Number of Veterans

21

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13
Second Gulf War3
First Gulf War1
World War II
Korea

Forest City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7413
55 to 644
35 to 543
75+1
18 to 341

Forest City Veterans by Age

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Forest City Veterans by Race

Forest City Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest City Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Forest City Employment by Age

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Forest City Employment by Race

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Forest City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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92.23%

Born in Forest City

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Forest City residents were born in the United States, with 92.23% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Forest City Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021219-3-1.35%
2020222-3-1.33%
2019225-3-1.32%
2018228-2-0.87%
20172300.00%
2016230-3-1.29%
2015233-6-2.51%
2014239-1-0.42%
20132400.00%
2012240-3-1.23%
2011243-3-1.22%
20102460.00%

Forest City Population by Year