Forest City, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 287. Estimated population in 2021: 280 (-2.4% change)
Males: 153 (53.3%), Females: 134 (46.7%)

Mason County

Zip code: 61532

Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $36,250
Median house value: $40,800

Races in Forest City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)

Ancestries: United States (20.9%), German (18.1%), Irish (11.5%), Scottish (5.6%), English (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%).

Elevation: 496 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Forest City

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City village

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-10.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Forest City:

  • MASON DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; HAVANA, IL)
  • GRAHAM HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 19 miles; CANTON, IL)
  • PEKIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; PEKIN, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest City:

  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 22 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • CAPITAL (about 39 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 65 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest City:

  • MANITO MITCHELL (about 9 miles; MANITO, IL; Abbreviation: C45)
  • PEKIN MUNI (about 14 miles; PEKIN, IL; Abbreviation: C15)
  • HAVANA REGIONAL (about 17 miles; HAVANA, IL; Abbreviation: 9I0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest City:

  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 27 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 46 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)

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