Forsyth, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 3,592 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +47.6%
Males: 1,829  (50.9%)
Females: 1,763  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  46.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62535.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $74,516 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Forsyth:

$74,516
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $46,194 (it was $34,010 in 2000)

Forsyth village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $221,531 (it was $142,700 in 2000)
Forsyth:

$221,531
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $130,491; Detached houses: $133,916; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,929; In 2-unit structures: $104,416; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,801; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,681; Mobile homes: $31,406

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,530.

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  • Races in Forsyth, IL (2010)

    Forsyth races chart
    • 3,03587.0%White alone
    • 2577.4%Asian alone
    • 1002.9%Black alone
    • 581.7%Hispanic
    • 310.9%Two or more races
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.09%Other race alone

Races in Forsyth detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forsyth: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (13.8%), German (10.6%), Irish (10.3%), English (8.5%), Northern European (3.6%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/22/1958

Elevation: 678 feet

Land area: 2.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,707 people per square mile   (low).

Forsyth,IL real estate house value index trend

Forsyth, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Forsyth:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forsyth village:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 69.2%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

271 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.0% Africa, 1.0% Asia).

This village:

8.1%
Illinois:

13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Forsyth, Illinois as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Forsyth to the number of sex offenders is 1,136 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,318 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,597 (2.1%)

Forsyth satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (5.2 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (113.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (148.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oreana, IL (2.2 miles ), Decatur, IL (2.3 miles ), Warrensburg, IL (2.3 miles ), Maroa, IL (2.8 miles ), Harristown, IL (2.9 miles ), Argenta, IL (2.9 miles ), Long Creek, IL (3.1 miles ), Mount Zion, IL (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 1999: 60 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $324,900
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $310,700
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $286,300
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $277,300
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $306,500
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $263,300
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $350,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.93 N, Longitude: 88.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Forsyth household income distribution Forsyth home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +724 (+42.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Forsyth: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Forsyth, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forsyth-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Forsyth village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 tornado 27.2 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forsyth-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 117.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from Forsyth center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 103.2 miles away from Forsyth center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 193.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forsyth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Forsyth:

  • HICKORY POINT TERRACE (260 EAST LUCILLE AVENUE)
  • HICKORY POINT CHRISTIAN VILLAGE (565 WEST MARION AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Forsyth:

  • DECATUR MEM HOSP HOME HLTH SVS (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)
  • VNA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)
  • SPRING CREEK TERRACE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)
  • DECATUR MANOR HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)
  • MCKINLEY COURT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)
  • MACON COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)
  • LINCOLN REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DECATUR, IL)

Operable nuclear power plant near Forsyth:

  • 16 miles: Clinton in Clinton, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forsyth:

  • Richland Community College (about 5 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 6 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 38 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 38 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Parkland College (about 39 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 40 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 41 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)

Library in Forsyth:

  • FORSYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $351,692; Location: 268 SOUTH ELWOOD STREET; 36,499 books; 1,708 audio materials; 1,713 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 156 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Forsyth: Forsyth Recreation Center (A), Forsyth Village Hall (B), Forsyth Public Library (C), Decatur Ambulance Service Post 2 (D), Hickory Point Fire Protection District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Hickory Point Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Forsyth include: Forsyth Baptist Church (A), Forsyth United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Forsyth: Village Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Forsyth (134 Barnett Avenue), Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth (1429 Hickory Point Drive), Comfort Inn of Forsyth (134 Barnett Avenue).

Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.4. This is better than average.

City:

55.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.80
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.2%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.2% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  80.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  1.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
16 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Forsyth (2011 data):

  • Hickory Point Bank and Trust, FSB: West Hickory Point Branch at 1401 West Hickory Point Drive, branch established on 1999/09/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $632.1 mil, Deposits: $542.8 mil, headquarters in Decatur, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Town And Country Bank: Forysth Branch at 107 East Highland Drive, branch established on 2004/04/01. Info updated 2011/06/24: Bank assets: $289.7 mil, Deposits: $237.2 mil, headquarters in Springfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Town And Country Financial Corporation
  • Soy Capital Bank and Trust Company: Forsyth Branch at 1090 South Route 51, branch established on 2005/02/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $386.5 mil, Deposits: $276.3 mil, headquarters in Decatur, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Scb Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Illinois average:

12.1

Forsyth travel time to work - commute Forsyth mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forsyth village (based on Macon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,55692
Mainline Protestant11,98241
Catholic11,4515
Other4,49011
Black Protestant1,69914
Orthodox1251
None56,465-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Macon County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Macon County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Macon County:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

28.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forsyth:

52.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.6%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

59.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Forsyth:

77.8%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forsyth, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,823$45,8760$0
Other Government Administration 10$33,518$40,2220$0
Streets and Highways 5$14,017$33,6414$4,973
Water Supply 1$7,657$91,8841$383
Local Libraries 1$4,700$56,4007$8,726
Totals for Government 18$63,715$42,47712$14,082

Forsyth government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $864,000 ($240.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $300,000 ($83.52)
    Regular Highways: $271,000 ($75.45)
    Water Utilities: $249,000 ($69.32)
    Libraries: $236,000 ($65.70)
    Sewerage: $146,000 ($40.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($40.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $95,000 ($26.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $520,000 ($144.77)

Forsyth government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $215,000 ($59.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $482,000 ($134.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $184,000 ($51.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $153,000 ($42.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($4.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $517,000 ($143.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,405,000 ($947.94)
    Highways: $70,000 ($19.49)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.84)
  • Tax - Property: $409,000 ($113.86)
    Other License: $142,000 ($39.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $89,000 ($24.78)

Forsyth government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,010,000 ($559.58)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,425,000 ($396.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $585,000 ($162.86)

Forsyth government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,428,000 ($1789.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)

4.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Macon County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sangamon County, IL  0.25% ($30,459 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.19% ($26,687)
from Christian County, IL  0.16% ($36,159)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Macon County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sangamon County, IL  0.29% ($34,714 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.24% ($29,614)
to Champaign County, IL  0.19% ($37,951)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forsyth:

  • WSOY (1340 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDZ (1050 AM; 1 kW; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forsyth:

  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WNLD (88.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WZUS (100.9 FM; MACON, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJMU (89.5 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WZNX (106.7 FM; SULLIVAN, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WEJT (105.1 FM; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Owner: THE CROMWELL GROUP, INC. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W261CQ (100.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • W203BD (88.5 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W217BB (91.3 FM; HICKORY POINT, IL; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W252AR (98.3 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • W213BI (90.5 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forsyth:

  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
Forsyth fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Forsyth fatal accident list:

Jul 25, 2003 11:53 AM, Ventura Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 12, 1996 00:50 AM, 51, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 5,000Total average daily traffic
  • 132Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,602Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 499 Marion Avenue (66869) (Lat: 39.920611 Lon: -88.962278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.4 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: KNKA742
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2007, Expiration Date: 10/01/2017, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Vielka M Gabriel, Rr 1, Box 246 (Lat: 39.966306 Lon: -88.958667), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 80.7 m, Registrant: 9194656649, Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, 100 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 400
  • Vielka M Gabriel, Rr 1, Box 246 (Lat: 39.966306 Lon: -88.958667), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 80.7 m, Registrant: 9194656649, Maria.Gabriel@spectrasite.Com, 100 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 400
  • Willette L Prince, Rr 1, Box 246 (Lat: 39.966306 Lon: -88.958667), Type: 78.6, Overall height: 75.6 m, Registrant: 9194680112, Willette.Prince@spectrasite.Com, 400 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 400
  • Willette L Prince, Rr 1, Box 246 (Lat: 39.966306 Lon: -88.958667), Type: 78.6, Overall height: 75.6 m, Registrant: 9194680112, Willette.Prince@spectrasite.Com, 400 REGENCY FOREST DRIVE, SUITE 400

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 108 E Barnett (Lat: 39.917722 Lon: -88.954944), Call Sign: WPZK331
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2004, Expiration Date: 01/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2014, Certifier: Jerry L BurgessRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 39.920972 Lon: -88.959083, Call Sign: WQEN421
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHzGrant Date: 03/10/2006, Expiration Date: 03/10/2016, Certifier: Jane Hynding-RumbRegistrant: Bearcom Operating LLC, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 340-8876, Fax: (214) 355-1713, Email:
  • Lat: 39.923806 Lon: -88.961111, Call Sign: WQJJ686
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.587 MHz, 456.587 MHz, 451.737 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/2008, Expiration Date: 10/02/2018, Certifier: Greg FoleyRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Forsyth, Lat: 39.934972 Lon: -88.974611, Type: Pipe, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 14.2 m, Call Sign: WQMQ667
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2010, Expiration Date: 10/23/2020, Certifier: Richard A HamiltonRegistrant: Ameren Services Co., 1901 Chouteau Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63166-6149, Phone: (314) 554-3545, Fax: (314) 554-4242, Email:
  • FORSYTH, 499 Marion Avenue (Lat: 39.920611 Lon: -88.962278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.4 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQRC252
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/12/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • CH03IP191, 510 E Weaver Rd (Lat: 39.923639 Lon: -88.947556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQSE671
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+32 more)Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, 2nd Fl, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forsyth)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: MILLIMAN JOHN D CHRISTAVIA MK1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200A (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 822RM , Serial Number: 443, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/2003
    Registrant (Individual): John D Milliman, 402 Tyrone Dr, Forsyth, IL 62535

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$211,0105$199,28215$181,7991$67,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$174,3800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$254,6900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$176,2750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0029.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$205,9701$192,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0029.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forsyth and their reported violations in the past:

ARGENTA (Population served: 900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-15-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Forsyth

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forsyth, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forsyth, Illinois:

  • Forsyth Fairfield Inn, 1417 Hickory Point Dr, Forsyth, Illinois 62535 , Phone: (217) 875-3337
  • Hampton Inn Forsyth, 1429 Hickory Point Dr, Forsyth, Illinois 62535 , Phone: (217) 877-5577, Fax: (217) 877-9963
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, Decatur/Forsyth, 333 W Marion Ave, Forsyth, Illinois 62535 , Phone: (217) 877-0887, Fax: (217) 877-0287
  • Quality Inn Of Forsyth, 134 E Barnett Ave, Forsyth, Illinois 62535 , Phone: (217) 875-1166
  • Residence Inn Decatur Forsyth, 230 Lucile Ave, Forsyth, Illinois 62535 , Phone: (217) 872-6600, Fax: (217) 872-6605
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forsyth, Illinois
Most common first names in Forsyth, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1378.5 years
Robert881.8 years
William877.6 years
Mary784.4 years
Helen787.1 years
Margaret686.5 years
Betty672.1 years
Paul581.0 years
James578.2 years
Joseph578.4 years
Most common last names in Forsyth, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Justice574.0 years
Johnson466.5 years
Miller478.0 years
Greene376.7 years
Blazer379.7 years
Jackson373.4 years
Fornwalt391.0 years
Gillen384.7 years
Brown361.6 years
Perkins381.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Forsyth, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's1
Carson Pirie Scott1Menards1
Circle K1Nike7
Comfort Inn1Panda Express1
Deb1Payless1
Famous Footwear1PetSmart1
FedEx1Pier 1 Imports1
Finish Line1Pizza Hut1
Foot Locker1Red Lobster1
GNC1Sears2
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Haworth1Staples1
Hilton1Steak 'n Shake1
HomeTown Buffet1Subway2
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1The Limited1
Journeys1UPS2
Justice1Vans2
Kohl's1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1

Forsyth compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Forsyth on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ghana (population 500+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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