Forest City, Mason County, Illinois

Forest City: Township in Mason County, Illinois

About

Forest City is a township located in the county of Mason in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 246 and a population density of 7 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 249 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Forest City

Population : 249 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Mason County
Area : 33.31 km2
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:30:35 (14th August 2022)
Postal code : 61532
Density : 7 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.2% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Forest City is located at 40°22'12"N 89°49'39"W (40.3700400, -89.8276100).

Forest City map

Demographics

The population of Forest City increased by 1.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 246 - census
2011 243 -1.23% estimation process
2012 240 -1.25% estimation process
2013 240 0% estimation process
2014 239 -0.42% estimation process
2015 233 -2.58% estimation process
2016 230 -1.3% estimation process
2017 230 0% estimation process
2018 228 -0.88% estimation process
2019 225 -1.33% estimation process
2020 249 9.64% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 72,588
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 63,259
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 14.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 76,416
April 1, 2010 Population : 63,264
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.8%
People over 65 (%) : 11.0%
Female persons, % : 50.9%
White only, percent : 35.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 15.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.8%
Asians alone % : 16.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.6%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 9.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 43.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 19.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,254
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 32.1%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.3%

Forest City zip code is 61532. County name: Mason, County fips: 17125

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 54.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $386,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,118
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $557
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,734
2015-2019 Households : 21,357
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.33
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 90.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 73,920
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 74,401
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 524,384
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,986
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 43.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $74,459
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,972
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 4,367
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,195
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,644
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,905
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,211
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 362
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,776
2010 population per square mile : 3,674.2
2010 land area in square miles : 17.22

Schools in Forest City

College & universities near Forest City, IL

Code Name City ZIP
145354 Graham Hospital School of Nursing Canton (IL) 61520-2497

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near Forest City, IL

Code Name Address Type
PIA Peoria, Illinois 6100 West Everett M. Dirksen Parkway BUS
LCN Lincoln Broadway and North Chicago Sts. RAIL
SPI Springfield station East Washington and North Third Sts. RAIL
MAC Macomb 120 East Calhoun Street RAIL
BNL Uptown Station 100 East Parkinson St. RAIL

Post offices near Forest City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Forest City Post Office Forest City (IL) 61532

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Mason County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Mason County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Havana 2,945 City in Mason County, Illinois, United States
Mason City 2,088 Township in Mason County, Illinois
Manito 1,467 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
San Jose 587 Village in Logan and Mason counties, Illinois, United States
Allen 536 Township in LaSalle County, Illinois
Bath 306 Human settlement in United States of America
Easton 283 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Kilbourne 271 Township in Mason County, Illinois
Bishop 121 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Topeka 69 Town in Mason County, Illinois, United States