Forest City, Illinois Population 2024

208

Forest City is a city located in Mason County Illinois. Forest City has a 2024 population of 208. Forest City is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -4.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 218 in 2020.

The average household income in Forest City is $63,778 with a poverty rate of 22.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forest City is 38.4 years, 40 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Forest City Demographics

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

  • White: 93.63%
  • Two or more races: 6.37%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
398.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.59% (-10)
The current population of Forest City, Illinois is 208 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 218.

Forest City, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19193.63%
Two or more races136.37%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Forest City Population by Race

Forest City Population Pyramid 2024

Forest City Median Age

38.4

Total

40

Male

37.5

Female

Forest City Adults

There are 151 adults, (45 of whom are seniors) in Forest City.

Forest City Age Dependency

92.5

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest City Sex Ratio

Female10450.98%
Male10049.02%

Forest City Population by Age

Forest City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All862.3766.333.7
Married383.3271.128.9
Non Family331.2772.727.3
Female92.1144.455.6
Male62.8333.366.7
showing: 5 rows

2.98

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.43%.

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,750

Average Earnings

$53,333

Average Male

$29,375

Average Female

Forest City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest City Language

96.39% of Forest City residents speak only English, while 3.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Forest City Language

Forest City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1913317.28%
Multiple131292.31%
Hispanic55100%
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22.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

12%

Male Poverty Rate

31.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest City is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest City is White, with 17.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24%.

Forest City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.11%
Some College20%
High School16.18%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Forest City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed10.87%
Female Employed10.34%
Female Unemployed
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Forest City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Forest City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

31

Number of Veterans

29

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Forest City Veterans by War

count

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Forest City Veterans by Age

count

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Forest City Veterans by Race

Forest City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forest City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.25%

Born in Forest City

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Forest City residents were born in the United States, with 87.25% having been born in Illinois. 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029198-2-1%
2028200-2-0.99%
2027202-2-0.98%
2026204-2-0.97%
2025206-2-0.96%
2024208-2-0.95%
2023210-2-0.94%
2022212-2-0.93%
2021214-4-1.83%
2020218-8-3.54%
2019226-2-0.88%
2018228-2-0.87%
2017230
2016230-3-1.29%
2015233-4-1.69%
2014237
2013237-3-1.25%
2012240-3-1.23%
2011243-3-1.22%
2010246
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Forest City Population by Year