Forreston, Illinois Population 2024

1,400

Forreston is a city located in Ogle County Illinois. Forreston has a 2024 population of 1,400. Forreston is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -2.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,433 in 2020.

The average household income in Forreston is $72,625 with a poverty rate of 5.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forreston is 41.9 years, 36.7 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

Forreston Demographics

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

  • White: 91.14%
  • Two or more races: 3.77%
  • Black or African American: 3.51%
  • Other race: 1.58%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,483.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.3% (-33)
The current population of Forreston, Illinois is 1,400 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,433.

Forreston, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,03991.14%
Two or more races433.77%
Black or African American403.51%
Other race181.58%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forreston Population by Race

Forreston Population Pyramid 2024

Forreston Median Age

41.9

Total

36.7

Male

47.7

Female

Forreston Adults

There are 850 adults, (232 of whom are seniors) in Forreston.

Forreston Age Dependency

84.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forreston Sex Ratio

Female53546.93%
Male60553.07%

Forreston Population by Age

Forreston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5102.2485.114.9
Non Family2351.1874.925.1
Married2303.1996.13.9
Female352.8982.917.1
Male102.78020
showing: 5 rows

3.1

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forreston 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

Forreston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forreston 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 15.99%.

Forreston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,219

Average Earnings

$55,962

Average Male

$30,278

Average Female

Forreston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forreston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forreston Language

98.11% of Forreston residents speak only English, while 1.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.89% of the population.

Forreston Language

Forreston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,005616.07%
Multiple4312.33%
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5.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.16%

Male Poverty Rate

5.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forreston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forreston is White, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forreston is Multiple, with 2.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 1.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.37%.

Forreston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.68%
Bachelors or Greater9.17%
High School7.4%
Some College4.8%
showing: 4 rows

Forreston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed1.42%
Male Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Forreston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forreston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forreston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Forreston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forreston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forreston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forreston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

79

Number of Veterans

76

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Forreston Veterans by War

count

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Forreston Veterans by Age

count

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Forreston Veterans by Race

Forreston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forreston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Forreston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forreston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forreston 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

82.46%

Born in Forreston

98.16%

Native Born

1.84%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.16% of Forreston residents were born in the United States, with 82.46% having been born in Illinois. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forreston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,360-8-0.58%
20281,368-8-0.58%
20271,376-8-0.58%
20261,384-8-0.57%
20251,392-8-0.57%
20241,400-8-0.57%
20231,408-8-0.56%
20221,416-8-0.56%
20211,424-9-0.63%
20201,433846.23%
20191,349-4-0.3%
20181,353-11-0.81%
20171,364-7-0.51%
20161,371-10-0.72%
20151,381-12-0.86%
20141,393-11-0.78%
20131,404-16-1.13%
20121,420-8-0.56%
20111,428-16-1.11%
20101,444
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Forreston Population by Year