Forest City employment information

IndexForest CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$20,528$30,019$28,555
Median household income$42,500$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$51,875$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$9,750$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$37,250$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$18,750$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate3.5%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level9.1%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Forest City is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Forest City is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Forest City is 40% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Forest City is 42% lower than the national average.

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Forest City median earnings by income bracket

Forest City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.2%5.6%
Manufacturing sector44.7%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%11.1%
Wholesale & retail services0.0%11.1%
Public administration18.4%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.8%5.6%
Education, health & social services0.0%22.2%

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San Jose, IL582$56,6676%
New Holland, IL173$55,6254%
Manito, IL1,752$54,1671%
Mapleton, IL310$52,9171%
South Pekin, IL1,160$50,9385%
Forest City, IL232$42,50021%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Beverly, KS232$32,50039%
Lake Tekakwitha, MO232$58,75010%
Bassfield, MS232$34,62535%
Meservey, IA232$43,75018%
Shannon, NC232$24,62054%
Forest City, IL232$42,50021%
Source: The Forest City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.