Forsyth, Macon County, Illinois

Forsyth: Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

About

Forsyth is a city located in the county of Macon in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,490 and a population density of 1,126 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,465 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Forsyth

Population : 3,465 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Macon County
Postal code : 62535
Plate code : 217
Area : 3.1 km2
Altitude : 2,218 feet / 676 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:52:10 (29th January 2023)
Density : 1,118 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.72% (2010-2020)
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Location of Forsyth on Illinois map.
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Geography

Forsyth is located at 39°55'57"N 88°57'4"W (39.9325400, -88.9511900).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Forsyth decreased by 0.72% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,490 - census
2011 3,547 1.61% estimation process
2012 3,570 0.64% estimation process
2013 3,574 0.11% estimation process
2014 3,587 0.36% estimation process
2015 3,577 -0.28% estimation process
2016 3,551 -0.73% estimation process
2017 3,521 -0.85% estimation process
2018 3,491 -0.86% estimation process
2019 3,479 -0.34% estimation process
2020 3,465 -0.4% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 21,167
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 21,978
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,613
April 1, 2010 Population : 21,992
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.0%
People over 65 (%) : 20.8%
Female persons, % : 52.1%
White only, percent : 58.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 38.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.5%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 56.7%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,139
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.9%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 10,061

Forsyth zip code is 62535. County name: Macon, County fips: 17115

Forsyth, Forsythe

Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 10,061
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 68.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $103,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,130
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $385
2015-2019 median gross rent : $714
Permits for construction, 2020 : 71
2015-2019 Households : 8,051
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.58
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 74.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 60.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 79.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 10.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 15.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 42.0%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 63,038
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 320,461
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 116,084
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,457
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 35.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $37,121
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,038
Percentage of people living in poverty : 22.2%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 284
2019 total employment : 2,925
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 105,378
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -9.9%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 1,618
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,891
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,131
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 660
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 770
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,067
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 201
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,613
2010 population per square mile : 43.9
2010 land area in square miles : 501.22
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 4,001
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 69.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $84,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,077
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $360
2015-2019 median gross rent : $627
Permits for construction, 2020 : 20
2015-2019 Households : 3,097
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.66
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 75.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 81.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.0%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 17.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,457
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,205
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 46,666
2012 total retail sales per capita : $5,236
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $41,996
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $22,477
Percentage of people living in poverty : 19.4%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 105
2019 total employment : 1,152
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 32,340
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 0.8%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 569
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 468
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 278
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 163
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 68
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 384
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 29
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 416
2010 population per square mile : 38.1
2010 land area in square miles : 239.52

Schools in Forsyth

College & universities near Forsyth, IL

Code Name City ZIP
148292 Richland Community College Decatur (IL) 62521-8512

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Forsyth, IL

Code Name Address Type
LCN Lincoln Broadway and North Chicago Sts. RAIL
SPI Springfield station East Washington and North Third Sts. RAIL
CHM Illinois Terminal 45 East University Ave. RAIL
BNL Uptown Station 100 East Parkinson St. RAIL
MAT Mattoon station 1718 Broadway Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Forsyth

Post Office Name City ZIP
Forsyth Post Office Forsyth (IL) 62535

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Forsyth , Georgia Rosebud county seat and river town near Yellowstone River with a population of 4,312 people.
  • Forsyth , Missouri county seat of Taney County, Missouri, United States with a population of 2,560 people.
  • Forsyth , Montana Rosebud county seat and river town near Yellowstone River with a population of 1,752 people.

Other cities in Macon County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Macon County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Decatur 70,007 City in Macon County, Illinois, United States
Mount Zion 5,762 Human settlement in United States of America
Sangamon 2,173 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Maroa 1,700 City in Illinois, USA
Harristown 1,278 Village in the United States
Long Creek 1,262 City in Oregon, USA
Casner 1,186 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Warrensburg 1,112 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Macon 1,102 City in Illinois
Blue Mound 1,065 Village in Macon County, Illinois
Oakley 988 Township in Macon County, Illinois
Newburg 885 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Argenta 867 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Oreana 804 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Niantic 647 Township in Macon County, Illinois
Chapin 474 Village in the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Forsyth distances to largest Illinois cities