Income/capita 37%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 19%
IndexForest CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$18,765$31,502$29,829
Median household income$37,500$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,500$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$40,278$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$9,135$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.2%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Forest City is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Forest City is 32% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Forest City is 19% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Forest City is 32% lower than the national average

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      Forest City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.1%1.9%
      Manufacturing sector35.7%1.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services2.4%31.5%
      Public administration16.7%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities21.4%1.9%
      Education, health & social services7.1%11.1%

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      San Jose, IL645$52,7505%
      Forest City, IL225$37,50032%

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      Source: The Forest City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).