Forest City, Illinois Population 2022

218
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Forest City is a city located in Mason County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 218, it is the 1131st largest city in Illinois and the 23652nd largest city in the United States. Forest City is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -30.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 314 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Forest City has a population density of 417 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest City is $53,598 with a poverty rate of 18.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $829 per month, and the median house value is $59,500. 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: 93.95%
  • Two or more races: 6.05%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Forest City, Illinois is 218 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 314.

Forest City, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Forest City Population by Race

Forest City Population Pyramid 2022

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Forest City Median Age

31.9


Total

32.5


Male

31.5


Female

Forest City Adults

There are 197 adults, (46 of whom are seniors) in Forest City.

Forest City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

77.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest City Sex Ratio

Female

156

49.68%

Male

158

50.32%

Forest City Population by Age

Forest City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest City Household Types

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest City Households and Families

3.47

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Forest City Households by Type

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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 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.67%.

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,250

Average Earnings

$50,455

Average Male

$18,929

Average Female

Forest City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest City Language by Age

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Forest City Language

97.84% of Forest City residents speak only English, while 2.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Forest City Language

Forest City Poverty by Race

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18.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.86%

Male Poverty Rate

28.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest City is White, with 13.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest City is Multiple, with 94.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.18%.

Forest City Poverty

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Forest City Poverty Rate by Education

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Forest City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Forest City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

63.7%

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 20-34.

Forest City Marital Status by Race

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Forest City Marital Status

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32

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Forest City Veterans by War

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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

21.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest City Veterans by Education

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55.9%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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88.54%

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 88.54% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Forest City Population by Year