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Forrest, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Forrest had a population of 1,187 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forrest is located at latitude 40.7509 and longitude -88.4097 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forrest (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Village of Forrest (GNIS ID: 2398899) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Forrest is located within Township of Forrest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forrest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forrest, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,187
Population in Households 1,187
Population in Familes 980
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,762
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 460
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $90,512
Average Home Value $108,134


Median Household Income $51,158
Average Household Income $59,691
Per Capita Income $22,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.44%
Households -0.31% -0.39%
Families -0.05% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forrest, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forrest to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 664 52nd
Population Density1 # 366 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 450 67th
Median Household Income # 733 46th
Per Capita Income # 1016 26th

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