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The Village of Forreston had a population of 1,441 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Forreston is located at latitude 42.1265 and longitude -89.5782 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Forreston (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forreston 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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Forreston, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,441
Daytime Population: Workers 506
Daytime Population: Residents 712
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,218
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,441
Population in Familes 1,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,596
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,824
Average Household Income $60,642
Per Capita Income $24,400


Total Housing Units 652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $121,296
Average Home Value $146,296


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 411
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 -0.05% -0.45%
Households 0.19% -0.38%
Families 0.51% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Forreston, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forreston 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 # 595 57th
Population Density # 419 69th
Diversity Index # 811 41st
Median Household Income # 802 41st
Per Capita Income # 915 33rd

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