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Forreston, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Forreston,IL index of house prices

Total population: 1,393 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 1,466 (2 farm, 1,464 nonfarm))

Houses: 782 (740 occupied: 523 owner occupied, 215 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

29%
State:

35%

Housing density: 941 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $108,220.

Median contract rent in 2016: $312 (lower quartile is $302, upper quartile is $403)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $294


Median gross rent in Forreston, IL in 2016: $409

Housing units in Forreston with a mortgage: 303 (0 second mortgage, 40 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 222

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,078

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $33,506

Median monthly housing costs: $642


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Forreston, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $100,078 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Forreston:

$100,078
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,036 - $125,145

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $103,527
Here:

$103,527
State:

$249,958

Mobile homes: $29,507
Here:

$29,507
State:

$51,570
Median year house/condo built: 1960

Median year apartment built: 1952

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,764
  • In family households: 1,480 (210 male householders, 269 female householders)
    358 spouses, 539 children (532 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 0 other relatives, 66 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 282 (116 male householders (110 living alone)), 145 female householders (140 living alone)), 20 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 224 2-persons, 102 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 68 5-persons, 15 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 251 1-person, 7 2-persons, 2 4-persons.

289 married couples with children.
134 single-parent households (36 men, 98 women).

98.1% of residents of Forreston speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (14% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 3 (0.2%)
(133.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

5.5
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Forreston, Illinois:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 1512 bedrooms
  • 2593 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forreston, Illinois:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 301 bedroom
  • 562 bedrooms
  • 903 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Forreston in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 17no vehicle
  • 1721 vehicle
  • 2222 vehicles
  • 893 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population

Cars and other vehicles available in Forreston in renter-occupied apartments

  • 18no vehicle
  • 851 vehicle
  • 782 vehicles
  • 253 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Forreston, Illinois:

  • 01 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 73 rooms
  • 544 rooms
  • 935 rooms
  • 1496 rooms
  • 777 rooms
  • 828 rooms
  • 579+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forreston, Illinois:

  • 01 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 133 rooms
  • 174 rooms
  • 625 rooms
  • 906 rooms
  • 147 rooms
  • 38 rooms
  • 89+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Forreston, IL household income distribution

  • Forreston, IL household income distribution
  • 44Less than $10,000
  • 32$10,000 to $14,999
  • 48$15,000 to $19,999
  • 77$20,000 to $24,999
  • 48$25,000 to $29,999
  • 55$30,000 to $34,999
  • 24$35,000 to $39,999
  • 47$40,000 to $44,999
  • 20$45,000 to $49,999
  • 54$50,000 to $59,999
  • 73$60,000 to $74,999
  • 76$75,000 to $99,999
  • 67$100,000 to $124,999
  • 33$125,000 to $149,999
  • 18$150,000 to $199,999
  • 9$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Forreston, IL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Forreston, IL
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 10$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 21$40,000 to $49,999
  • 58$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25$60,000 to $69,999
  • 37$70,000 to $79,999
  • 50$80,000 to $89,999
  • 63$90,000 to $99,999
  • 108$100,000 to $124,999
  • 69$125,000 to $149,999
  • 13$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Forreston, IL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Forreston, IL
  • 3Less than $100
  • 4$100 to $149
  • 3$200 to $249
  • 10$250 to $299
  • 17$300 to $349
  • 7$350 to $399
  • 28$400 to $449
  • 28$450 to $499
  • 22$500 to $549
  • 7$550 to $599
  • 14$600 to $649
  • 36$650 to $699
  • 4$900 to $999
  • 3$1,000 to $1,249
  • 6No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 21980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 16Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Forreston population
Forreston commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 63
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 94
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 74
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 136
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 149
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 55
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 48
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 13
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 37
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 63
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 6
  • 90 or more minutes: 51
Forreston, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 44.4%
Number of people working at home: 70 (8.1% of all workers)

Forreston mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 339 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 28 (6%)
  • Taxi: 14 (3%)
  • Walked: 54 (11%)
  • Worked at home: 70 (14%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 348
 American: 151
 Irish: 49
 English: 20
 Norwegian: 20
 Dutch: 18
 Swiss: 17
 Scotch-Irish: 16
 European: 11
 Pennsylvania German: 10
 Danish: 9
 Swedish: 7
 Polish: 5
 French Canadian: 4
 Italian: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 100%Mexico
  • 0%England
  • 0%Scotland
  • 0%Ireland
  • 0%Denmark
  • 0%Norway
  • 0%Sweden

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,341
  • Other state: 418
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 210
  • South: 150
  • West: 32

84% of Forreston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 95% lived in Illinois.

Forreston:

83.9%
State average:

86.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 23
  • 11th grade: 16
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 9
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 302
  • Less than 1 year of college: 51
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 69
  • Associate degree: 46
  • Bachelor's degree: 33
  • Master's degree: 10
  • Professional school degree: 7
  • Doctorate degree: 4

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 5
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 11
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 233
  • Less than 1 year of college: 70
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 102
  • Associate degree: 83
  • Bachelor's degree: 48
  • Master's degree: 11
  • Professional school degree: 8
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.4%Males
  • 3.1%Females
Forreston marital status for males
Forreston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 650
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 21
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • 20 to 49: 21
  • Mobile homes: 66

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,467

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Forreston:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Forreston
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.2%)
  • Electricity (8.4%)
  • Utility gas (69.8%)
  • Electricity (27.9%)
  • Wood (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

51.6%
Illinois:

26.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)