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Forreston, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Forreston had a population of 1,457 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Forreston is located at latitude 42.1261 and longitude -89.5793 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forreston encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 938 feet.

The Village of Forreston (GNIS ID: 2398900) 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 Forreston is located within Township of Forreston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.


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Forreston, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Forreston, IL Housing Affordability Index is 240
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Forreston, IL Wealth Index is 61
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,457
Population in Households 1,457
Population in Families 1,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,613
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,033
Average Household Income $67,103
Per Capita Income $26,984
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $110,387
Housing Affordability Index2 240
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 592
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 414
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.08% -0.49%
Households 0.26% -0.34%
Families 0.48% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Forreston, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forreston to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 593 57th
Population Density # 407 70th
Diversity Index # 779 43rd
Median Household Income # 753 45th
Per Capita Income # 843 38th

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