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The Village of Forest City had a population of 228 as of July 1, 2017. Forest City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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, 2017.

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Forest City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 228
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 147
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 228
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 436
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,970
Average Household Income $66,285
Per Capita Income $25,209


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $112,324


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.04% -1.26%
Households -0.92% -1.18%
Families -0.44% -1.32%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2017 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 # 1171 15th
Population Density # 1117 18th
Diversity Index # 1028 25th
Median Household Income # 792 42nd
Per Capita Income # 834 39th

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