Forreston, IL Population

Population: 1,469. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,515 (+3.1% change)
Males: 699 (47.6%), Females: 770 (52.4%)

Ogle County

Zip code: 61030

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $36,554
Median house value: $80,700

Races in Forreston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (46.2%), Irish (12.9%), English (8.6%), United States (7.6%), Italian (3.5%), Dutch (2.8%).

Elevation: 937 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Forreston

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forreston village

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+7.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Forreston:

  • FREEPORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; FREEPORT, IL)
  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; DIXON, IL)
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; STERLING, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forreston:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 28 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 35 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 51 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forreston:

  • ALBERTUS (about 8 miles; FREEPORT, IL; Abbreviation: FEP)
  • BARNETT MEMORIAL (about 16 miles; MOUNT MORRIS, IL; Abbreviation: C55)
  • FREEPORT/DORNINK (about 17 miles; FREEPORT, IL; Abbreviation: C86)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forreston:

  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 50 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 66 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 67 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 71 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
Public high school in Forreston:

  • FORRESTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: PO BOX 665; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Forreston:

  • FORRESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: PO B0X 665; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FORRESTON GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: PO B0X 665; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Forreston:

  • FORRESTON P.L. (Operating income: $362,980; Location: 204 FIRST AVENUE; 10,798 books; 152 audio materials; 354 video materials; 35 serial subscriptions)

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