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The Village of Forest City had a population of 240 as of July 1, 2016. Forest City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest City is located at latitude 40.3722 and longitude -89.8325 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forest City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 492 feet.

The Village of Forest City (GNIS ID: 2398895) 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 Forest City is located within Township of Forest City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest City 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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Forest City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 240
Population in Households 240
Population in Familes 200
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 459
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $78,571
Average Home Value $108,784


Median Household Income $47,631
Average Household Income $60,334
Per Capita Income $22,790
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.42%
Households -0.17% -0.22%
Families 0.49% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

Forest City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest City 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 # 1157 15th
Population Density1 # 1108 19th
Diversity Index2 # 998 27th
Median Household Income # 861 37th
Per Capita Income # 984 28th

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