Forsyth, Illinois Population 2021

3,455
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Forsyth is a city located in Macon County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 3,455, it is the 395th largest city in Illinois and the 5806th largest city in the United States . Forsyth is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,490 in 2010. Forsyth reached it's highest population of 3,587 in 2014. Spanning over 3 miles, Forsyth has a population density of 1,112 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forsyth is $123,154 with a poverty rate of 0.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,563 per month, and the median house value is $222,200. The median age in Forsyth is 41.6 years, 38.8 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Forsyth Demographics

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

  • White: 82.60%
  • Asian: 11.94%
  • Two or more races: 2.44%
  • Black or African American: 1.64%
  • Other race: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forsyth, Illinois is 3,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,491.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,490.

Forsyth, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,46982.60%
Asian35711.94%
Two or More Races732.44%
Black or African American491.64%
Some Other Race411.37%
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Forsyth Population by Race

Forsyth Population Pyramid $2021

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Forsyth Median Age

41.6


Total

38.8


Male

43.4


Female

Forsyth Adults

There are 2,156 adults, (598 of whom are seniors) in Forsyth.

Forsyth Age Dependency

91.8

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Forsyth Sex Ratio

Female

1,510

50.52%

Male

1,479

49.48%

Forsyth Population by Age

Forsyth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forsyth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female100%0%
Male100%0%
Married93.4%6.6%
All90.2%9.8%
Non Family79.9%20.1%

90.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forsyth Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1242.6490.2
Married7923.2293.4
Non Family2891.0679.9
Female352.4100
Male84100

3.18

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Forsyth Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade201.02%
9th to 12th Grade311.58%
High School Graduate33316.97%
Some College43021.92%
Associates Degree1005.10%
Bachelors Degree61031.09%
Graduate Degree43822.32%
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Forsyth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forsyth Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,6631,623818
Asian186186170
Hispanic786947
Other Race414123
Black262413
2+ Races99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 91.40%.

Forsyth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$69,395$87,250$59,063
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$43,250$$
Some College$50,913$54,464$31,250
Bachelors Degree$80,964$112,708$73,333
Graduate Degree$103,482$126,250$72,083

$69,395

Average Earnings

$87,250

Average Male

$59,063

Average Female

Forsyth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forsyth Language by Age

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Forsyth Language

82.00% of Forsyth residents speak only English, while 18.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.62% of the population.

Forsyth Language

Forsyth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,416240.99%
Black4924.08%

0.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.61%

Male Poverty Rate

1.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forsyth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forsyth is Black, with 4.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forsyth is White, with 0.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 2.28%.

Forsyth Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.84%
High School3.90%
Some College1.51%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Forsyth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Forsyth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forsyth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$91,275$123,154
Families$114,803$140,858
Married Families$115,714-
Non Families$37,344$72,004
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Income by Household Type

Forsyth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.2%

Male Marriage Rate

63.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Forsyth Married by Age and Sex

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Forsyth 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.

Forsyth Marital Status by Race

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Forsyth Marital Status

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212

Number of Veterans

199

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam65
First Gulf War50
World War II29
Second Gulf War14
Korea13

Forsyth Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+76
35 to 5464
65 to 7446
55 to 6426
18 to 34

Forsyth Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19410.69%
Asian125.24%
Black615.00%

Forsyth Veterans by Race

Forsyth Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forsyth Veterans by Education

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58.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Forsyth Employment by Age

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Forsyth Employment by Race

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Forsyth 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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67.15%

Born in Forsyth

88.79%

Native Born

11.21%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

8.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.79% of Forsyth residents were born in the United States, with 67.15% having been born in Illinois. 2.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Forsyth Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,455-12-0.35%
20203,467-12-0.34%
20193,479-12-0.34%
20183,491-30-0.85%
20173,521-30-0.84%
20163,551-26-0.73%
20153,577-10-0.28%
20143,587130.36%
20133,57440.11%
20123,570230.65%
20113,547471.34%
20103,5000.00%

Forsyth Population by Year