Forrest, IL

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Population

1,060

2.12% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$59,732

6.87% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

567

3.66% growth

Median Property Value

$92,100

2.79% growth

About

In 2017, Forrest, IL had a population of 1.06k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $59,732. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Forrest, IL declined from 1,083 to 1,060, a -2.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,893 to $59,732, a 6.87% increase.

The population of Forrest, IL is 92% White Alone, 5.66% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.36% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Forrest, IL speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forrest, IL is $92,100, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Forrest, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Forrest, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Forrest, IL employs 567 people. The largest industries in Forrest, IL are Manufacturing (113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68 people), and Retail Trade (65 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($48,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,833), and Construction ($45,417).

Median household income in Forrest, IL is $59,732. Males in Forrest, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Forrest, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,732

2017 value

± $14,750

6.87%

1 Year Growth

± 27.3%

Households in Forrest, IL have a median annual income of $59,732, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,893 in 2016, which represents a 6.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forrest, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9609

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forrest, IL was Census Tract 9609 with a value of $67,891, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forrest, IL (143 out of 1.06k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    135 ± 75

  2. Hispanic

    9 ± 58

  3. Two Or More

    8 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forrest, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

567

2017 Value

± 87

3.66%

1 Year growth

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forrest, IL grew at a rate of 3.66%, from 547 employees to 567 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forrest, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (89 people), Production Occupations (70 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (45 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forrest, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forrest, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (89 people), Production Occupations (70 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (45 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forrest, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.19 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.87 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forrest, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($75,469), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($74,167), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($72,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

567

2017 Value

± 87

3.66%

1 Year growth

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Forrest, IL grew at a rate of 3.66%, from 547 employees to 567 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forrest, IL, are Manufacturing (113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68 people), and Retail Trade (65 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forrest, IL, though some of these residents may live in Forrest, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Forrest, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (113 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68 people), and Retail Trade (65 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forrest, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.47 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.36 times), and Manufacturing (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forrest, IL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($48,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,833), and Construction ($45,417).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.3% of the population of Forrest, IL has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Forrest, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Forrest, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.7%

Uninsured

48.6%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forrest, IL declined by 17.5% from 12.9% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forrest, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Forrest, IL is home to a population of 1.06k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Forrest, IL residents were born outside of the country (27 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Forrest, IL is composed of 975 White Alone residents (92%), 60 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.66%), 25 Two or More Races residents (2.36%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Forrest, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 8.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Forrest, IL was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Forrest, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Forrest, IL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    27 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Forrest, IL residents (27 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forrest, IL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Forrest, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Forrest, IL was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    975 ± 146

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60 ± 69.4

  3. Two or More Races

    25 ± 28.2

In 2017, there were 16.3 times more White Alone residents (975 people) in Forrest, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60 Hispanic or Latino and 25 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Forrest, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Forrest, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Forrest, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Forrest, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    25 ± 24

  2. World War II

    7 ± 8

  3. Korea

    6 ± 13

Forrest, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forrest, IL was $92,100 in 2017, which is 0.423 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,600 to $92,100, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Forrest, IL is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forrest, IL have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forrest, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,732

Median Household Income

± $14,750

413

Number of Households

± 65

In 2017, the median household income of the 413 households in Forrest, IL grew to $59,732 from the previous year's value of $55,893.

The following chart displays the households in Forrest, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,100

2017 Median

± $5,984

$89,600

2016 Median

± $5,558

In 2017, the median property value in Forrest, IL grew to to $92,100 from the previous year's value of $89,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forrest, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Forrest, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forrest, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.5% of the housing units in Forrest, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Forrest, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forrest, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forrest, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forrest, IL have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Forrest, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.26%

  3. Walked

    3.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Forrest, IL was Drove Alone (87.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.26%) and those who Walked (3.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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