Forreston, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 1,416 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 750  (53.0%)
Females: 666  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

42.3 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 61030.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $63,745 (it was $36,554 in 2000)
Forreston:

$63,745
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $32,037 (it was $16,958 in 2000)

Forreston village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $119,749 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Forreston:

$119,749
IL:

$251,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $129,803; detached houses: $134,610; mobile homes: $42,394

Median gross rent in 2022: $807.

March 2022 cost of living index in Forreston: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 5.5%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Forreston, IL (2022)
    • 97686.8%White alone
    • 544.8%Hispanic
    • 484.3%Two or more races
    • 383.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Forreston, Illinois as of July 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forreston is 353 to 1.


Crime rates in Forreston by year

Type

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(144.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.5)
1
(73.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(143.8)
1
(72.5)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(862.7)
9
(652.2)
4
(293.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index44.6161.626.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Forreston, IL

Crime rate in Forreston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2 (2 officers - 2 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Illinois average:

2.42
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Ancestries: German (46.9%), European (10.6%), American (8.8%), English (3.1%), Dutch (2.7%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/05/1888

Elevation: 937 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,704 people per square mile   (low).

Forreston, Illinois map

21 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.9%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,854 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,757 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (28.0 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (66.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (99.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Adeline, IL (2.2 miles),
German Valley, IL (2.8 miles ),
Shannon, IL (2.9 miles ),
Leaf River, IL (3.0 miles ),
Mount Morris, IL (3.0 miles ),
Polo, IL (3.1 miles ),
Freeport, IL (3.4 miles ),
Ridott, IL (3.6 miles)

Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 89.58 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Forreston, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Forreston, IL in 2022
Forreston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $395,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $93,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Forreston, IL residents
Average permit cost in Forreston, IL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

4.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+7.1%).
Most common industries in Forreston, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Truck transportation (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Forreston, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)

Average climate in Forreston, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Forreston, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 38.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Forreston-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Forreston village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forreston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 74% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 269.3 miles away from Forreston center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from Forreston 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 245.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 269.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 301.7 miles away from Forreston 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 Ogle County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forreston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forreston:

  • PINECREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, IL)
  • STEPHENSON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • POLO REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; POLO, IL)
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FHN HOME HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • DAVITA - FREEPORT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Forreston:

  • 17 miles: Byron 1 and 2 in Byron, IL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forreston:

  • Rock Valley College (about 33 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,269)
  • Ashford University (about 38 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 39 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 44 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 62 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 62 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 63 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)

Public high school in Forreston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forreston:

See full list of schools located in Forreston

Library in Forreston:

  • FORRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $86,899; Location: 204 FIRST AVENUE; 15,642 books; 516 audio materials; 1,078 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 44 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forreston: Forreston City Hall (A), Forreston Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Mary Frances Winston Newson - Mathematician.

Ogle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

68.5%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Forreston (2011 data):

  • Forreston State Bank: at 200 Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.8 mil, Deposits: $82.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: High Point Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Forreston:

Marital status in Forreston, IL
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Forreston:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Illinois average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Forreston
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Forreston, IL (based on Ogle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,51231
Catholic7,6754
Evangelical Protestant5,46441
Other2533
None31,593-
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: 9
Ogle County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Ogle County:

5.28 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Here:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ogle County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ogle County:

11.4%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Forreston:

48.0%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Forreston:

29.0
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.1%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.1%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forreston:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
Forreston:

57.4%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Forreston:

77.6%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forreston, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$5,097$61,1644$4,336
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,078
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$2,119
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$7,447
Totals for Government 1$5,097$61,16417$15,980

Forreston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $237,000 ($167.37)
    Water Utilities: $190,000 ($134.18)
    Police Protection: $163,000 ($115.11)
    Sewerage: $147,000 ($103.81)
    General - Other: $89,000 ($62.85)
    Central Staff Services: $73,000 ($51.55)
    Libraries: $47,000 ($33.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($7.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($35.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $121,000 ($85.45)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($23.31)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($4.94)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($4.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $318,000 ($224.58)

Forreston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $391,000 ($276.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $87,000 ($61.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,000 ($15.54)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($6.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $188,000 ($132.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $291,000 ($205.51)
    Highways: $37,000 ($26.13)
  • Tax - Property: $220,000 ($155.37)
    Other License: $20,000 ($14.12)

Forreston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,585,000 ($1119.35)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forreston:

  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forreston:

  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQLF (102.1 FM; LENA, IL; Owner: LENA RADIO BROADCASTING)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • W211AQ (90.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Forreston:

  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)

Forreston fatal accident list:

Feb 8, 1990 06:22 PM, Locust, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.0mTotal length
  • 12,975Total average daily traffic
  • 1,367Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,513Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forreston, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forreston, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Forreston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Walnut St @ N City Limits (Lat: 42.134444 Lon: -89.582778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 94 m, Call Sign: WNYA541,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.340 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2023, Expiration Date: 06/23/2033, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

  • 707 N Walnut (Lat: 42.133361 Lon: -89.583444), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPBS687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0200 MHz, 47.0600 MHz, 47.1000 MHz, 47.1400 MHz, 47.1800 MHz, 47.3800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2023, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2015, Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Ste 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:

  • Walnut St At North Village Limits (Lat: 42.134472 Lon: -89.582889), Call Sign: KNJR568,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.5000 MHz, 42.5200 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2004, Expiration Date: 09/12/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2014, Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S 7th St - Csb Suite 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:

  • 8535 W Rt 26 (Lat: 42.134472 Lon: -89.582889), Call Sign: WNVK588,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.0600 MHz, Grant Date: 11/24/2010, Expiration Date: 02/06/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2021, Registrant: Ogle County Sheriff\'s Office, 202 South 1st Street, Oregon, IL 61061, Phone: (815) 732-6666, Fax: (815) 732-7115, Email:

  • 1.5 Mi E Of Harper 17280 W Harper Rd (Lat: 42.208361 Lon: -89.516778), Call Sign: KNCK765,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2012, Expiration Date: 01/15/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2022, Registrant: Mobile Electronics, Inc., Forreston, IL 61030, Phone: (815) 938-2586, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K9DUG, Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006, Registrant: Carroll M Cooley, 411 South Walnut St, Forreston, IL 61030

  • Call Sign: K9EYI, Licensee ID: L01174330, Grant Date: 09/06/2006, Expiration Date: 11/27/2016, Cancellation Date: 11/28/2018, Registrant: Michael K Meyers, 13320 W Springdale Rd, Forreston, IL 61030-9503

  • Call Sign: KA9ZSL, Grant Date: 12/08/1987, Expiration Date: 12/08/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/09/1999, Registrant: Irwin J Rysdam, Box 545, Forreston, IL 61030

  • Call Sign: KD9QOU, Licensee ID: L02385274, Grant Date: 10/19/2020, Expiration Date: 10/19/2030, Certifier: James R Norton, Registrant: James R Norton, 408 3rd Ave, Forreston, IL 61030

  • Call Sign: KD9TAH, Licensee ID: L02463215, Grant Date: 07/02/2021, Expiration Date: 07/02/2031, Certifier: Robert C Welch, Registrant: Robert C Welch, 10329 N Hollywood Rd, Forreston, IL 61030


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-105 SPECIAL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 329T, N329T, N-329T, Serial Number: 18-2443, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 10/22/2015
    Registrant (Individual): E James Kaney, 14347 Coffman Rd, Forreston, IL 61030

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$82,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9608.00

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 25 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Forreston, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.4%), and Outside Fires (37.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forreston, IL
    • 9347.4%Structure Fires
    • 7437.8%Outside Fires
    • 2110.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 84.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forreston, IL
Most common first names in Forreston, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2278.5 years
Robert1971.4 years
George1479.2 years
Donald1271.5 years
William1178.3 years
Edward1181.0 years
Henry1081.1 years
Clarence1081.5 years
Margaret981.5 years
Dorothy977.2 years
Most common last names in Forreston, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Swalve1480.6 years
Ratmeyer1387.4 years
Greenfield1278.6 years
Timmer979.7 years
Alberts980.1 years
Ludewig981.7 years
Dewall987.1 years
Stukenberg982.7 years
Kaney879.1 years
Wubbena875.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forreston, IL
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forreston, IL
  • 65.8%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Electricity


Forreston compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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