Forreston, Illinois

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Forreston
Sign leading into Forreston
Sign leading into Forreston
Location of Forreston in Ogle County, Illinois.
Location of Forreston in Ogle County, Illinois.
Forreston is located in Ogle County, Illinois
Forreston
Forreston
Location within Ogle County
Forreston is located in Illinois
Forreston
Forreston
Forreston (Illinois)
Coordinates: 42°07′33″N 89°34′48″W / 42.12583°N 89.58000°W / 42.12583; -89.58000Coordinates: 42°07′33″N 89°34′48″W / 42.12583°N 89.58000°W / 42.12583; -89.58000
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyOgle
TownshipForreston
Area
 • Total0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Land0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,446
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,366
 • Density1,512.74/sq mi (584.01/km2)
Postal code
61030
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-27065
Websiteforreston.municipalimpact.com

Forreston is a village in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,446 at the 2010 census, down from 1,469 in 2000.

History[edit]

Forreston was platted in 1854, and named for the forests near the original town site.[3]

Brought on by the town's predominant population of German-ancestry, the annual "Sauerkraut Days" was a popular free-food festival held in the city limits of Forreston.[4]

Geography[edit]

Forreston is located at 42°7′33″N 89°34′48″W / 42.12583°N 89.58000°W / 42.12583; -89.58000 (42.125700, -89.579955).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Forreston has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.[6] It is 100 miles west of Chicago.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,108
18901,1180.9%
19001,047−6.4%
1910870−16.9%
19208841.6%
19309082.7%
19409929.3%
19501,0485.6%
19601,15310.0%
19701,2276.4%
19801,38412.8%
19901,361−1.7%
20001,4697.9%
20101,446−1.6%
Est. 20161,366[2]−5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,469 people, 594 households, and 414 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,767.4 people per square mile (683.4/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 760.4 per square mile (294.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.25% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 594 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,554, and the median income for a family was $44,853. Males had a median income of $35,463 versus $21,086 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,958. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Forreston has its own school district, Forrestville Valley School District 221.[9] The district operates Forreston Elementary, Middle, and High schools.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 43.
  4. ^ Network, Freeport News (2018-07-24). "Forreston Sauerkraut Days 2018". Freeport News Network. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Homepage". Forrestville Valley CUSD 221. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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