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Forest City township, IL map Land area: 33.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 697 (all rural)
Males: 360  (51.6%)
Females: 337  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 697 (557 owner occupied, 140 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%


Races in Forest City township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.3
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.81

Forest City township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,557 ($37,604 in 1999)
This township:

$43,557
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $478 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $537)
Here:

$478
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,551 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Forest City township:

$86,551
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,788 - $114,517

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,272
Here:

$132,272
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $119,435
Here:

$119,435
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $70,603
Here:

$70,603
State:

$35,670
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Forest City.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Bishop Cemetery (1), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

79% of Forest City township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 598
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 36
  • South: 59
  • West: 36

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000

Forest City township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 251
  • One, attached: 2
  • Mobile homes: 26

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,800


Housing units in Forest City township with a mortgage: 93 (3 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 92

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 10
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • 1960 to 1969: 27
  • 1950 to 1959: 25
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 109

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Forest City township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 42
  • 5 rooms: 46
  • 6 rooms: 50
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest City township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Forest City township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 56
  • 3 bedrooms: 109
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest City township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 115
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Machinery (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (14%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Forest City township:

  • German (29.5%)
  • Irish (21.3%)
  • United States or American (21.0%)
  • English (4.8%)
  • Albanian (4.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.3%)
  • Scottish (3.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 241 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 31 (10%)
  • Walked: 16 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

97.8% of residents of Forest City township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 734
  • In family households: 666 (195 male householders, 15 female householders)
    194 spouses, 198 children (163 natural, 15 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 13 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 68 (32 male householders (21 living alone)), 25 female householders (25 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 85 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 56 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 46 1-person, 11 2-persons,

136 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (6 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

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

0.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

23.8%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Forest City township:

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