Forsyth, Illinois Population 2024

3,607

Forsyth is a city located in Macon County Illinois. Forsyth has a 2024 population of 3,607. Forsyth is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -3.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,730 in 2020.

The average household income in Forsyth is $166,878 with a poverty rate of 10.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forsyth is 41.4 years, 38.9 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Forsyth Demographics

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

  • White: 89.24%
  • Asian: 5.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.91%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,160.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.3% (-123)
The current population of Forsyth, Illinois is 3,607 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,730.

Forsyth, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,44189.24%
Asian2015.21%
Two or more races1794.64%
Black or African American350.91%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Forsyth Population by Race

Forsyth Population Pyramid 2024

Forsyth Median Age

41.4

Total

38.9

Male

43.5

Female

Forsyth Adults

There are 2,789 adults, (774 of whom are seniors) in Forsyth.

Forsyth Age Dependency

91.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth Sex Ratio

Female1,79546.55%
Male2,06153.45%

Forsyth Population by Age

Forsyth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4352.6793.16.9
Married1,0563.1496.43.6
Non Family3491.1182.517.5
Female183.561000
Male125.171000
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

93.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forsyth 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

Forsyth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forsyth 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 hispanic people with a rate of 68.63%.

Forsyth Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$85,016

Average Earnings

$92,386

Average Male

$70,417

Average Female

Forsyth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forsyth Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forsyth Language

90.58% of Forsyth residents speak only English, while 9.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.46% of the population.

Forsyth Language

Forsyth Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,33838311.47%
Black3525.71%
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10.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

9.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forsyth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forsyth is White, with 11.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth is Black, with 5.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.85%.

Forsyth Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School7.53%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
Less Than 9th Grade5%
Some College4.85%
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Forsyth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed55.91%
Male Employed1.72%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Forsyth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forsyth Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forsyth Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

72.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.4%

Male Marriage Rate

75.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Forsyth Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forsyth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Forsyth Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forsyth Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

184

Number of Veterans

184

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Forsyth Veterans by War

count

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Forsyth Veterans by Age

count

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Forsyth Veterans by Race

Forsyth Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Forsyth Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forsyth Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forsyth 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

74.77%

Born in Forsyth

93.96%

Native Born

6.04%

Foreign Born

2.83%

Non Citizen

3.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.96% of Forsyth residents were born in the United States, with 74.77% having been born in Illinois. 2.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Forsyth Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,452-31-0.89%
20283,483-31-0.88%
20273,514-31-0.87%
20263,545-31-0.87%
20253,576-31-0.86%
20243,607-31-0.85%
20233,638-31-0.84%
20223,669-31-0.84%
20213,700-30-0.8%
20203,7302487.12%
20193,482-10-0.29%
20183,492-32-0.91%
20173,524-28-0.79%
20163,552-30-0.84%
20153,582-7-0.2%
20143,589130.36%
20133,57650.14%
20123,571240.68%
20113,547471.34%
20103,500
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Forsyth Population by Year