Forrest, IL Population

Population: 1,225. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,202 (-1.9% change)
Males: 604 (49.3%), Females: 621 (50.7%)

Livingston County

Zip code: 61741

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $40,677
Median house value: $71,600

Races in Forrest:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (13.6%), English (9.4%), United States (8.3%), French (3.4%), Italian (2.3%).

Elevation: 688 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Forrest

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forrest village

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

2.6% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +93 (+8.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Forrest:

  • SAINT JAMES HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; PONTIAC, IL)
  • GIBSON AREA HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; GIBSON CITY, IL)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 40 miles; STREATOR, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forrest:

  • CENTRAL IL REGL ARPT AT BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL (about 40 miles; BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL, IL; Abbreviation: BMI)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD (about 51 miles; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Abbreviation: CMI)
  • DECATUR (about 70 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forrest:

  • PONTIAC MUNICIPAL (about 19 miles; PONTIAC, IL; Abbreviation: PNT)
  • DWIGHT (about 26 miles; DWIGHT, IL; Abbreviation: DTG)
  • PAXTON (about 30 miles; PAXTON, IL; Abbreviation: 1C1)
Amtrak station near Forrest:

  • 19 miles: PONTIAC (721 W. WASHINGTON ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forrest:

  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 46 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 56 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
Public primary/middle schools in Forrest:

  • PRAIRIE CENTRAL JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 800 N WOOD ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • PRAIRIE CENTRAL UPPER ELEMENTARY (Students: 259; Location: PO BOX 496; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • MEADOWBROOK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 450 N BACH; Grades: PK – 04)

Libraries

Library in Forrest:

  • FORREST P.L.D. (Operating income: $126,796; Location: 301 W. JAMES; 17,143 books; 436 audio materials; 405 video materials; 72 serial subscriptions)

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