Forrest employment information

IndexForrestIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,475$30,019$28,555
Median household income$52,500$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$63,977$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$36,103$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$36,023$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$22,292$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate6.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level19.6%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Forrest is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Forrest is 2% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Forrest is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Forrest is 26% higher than the national average.

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Forrest median earnings by income bracket

Forrest employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.1%5.7%
Manufacturing sector33.9%7.2%
Financial & insurance services3.5%6.4%
Wholesale & retail services13.1%20.0%
Public administration6.1%4.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%2.3%
Education, health & social services7.7%35.1%
Other14.4%11.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Strawn, IL136$54,1251%
Colfax, IL1,096$52,6392%
Saunemin, IL361$50,0007%
Fairbury, IL3,842$49,3068%
Pontiac, IL12,012$48,4359%
Forrest, IL1,202$52,5002%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sheffield, PA1,202$34,45836%
Logan Elm Village, OH1,202$48,9299%
Rosenhayn, NJ1,202$73,71038%
Godley, TX1,202$47,50011%
Bull Valley, IL1,202$104,41795%
Forrest, IL1,202$52,5002%
Source: The Forrest, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.