Income/capita 16%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 21%
Income per capita$25,071$31,502$29,829
Median household income$55,893$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,375$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,083$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$37,042$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,167$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level14.0%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Forrest is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Forrest is 1% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Forrest is 21% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Forrest is 7% lower than the national average

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      Forrest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.5%4.4%
      Manufacturing sector35.0%10.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%6.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%18.4%
      Public administration6.4%5.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%4.4%
      Education, health & social services7.4%32.8%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kempton, IL150$64,37516%
      Strawn, IL102$57,5004%
      Colfax, IL1,081$54,2502%
      Anchor, IL142$47,91713%
      Pontiac, IL12,016$46,31916%
      Forrest, IL1,083$55,8931%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bon Aqua Junction, TN1,083$26,05853%
      Coyne Center, IL1,083$68,92925%
      Stateline, NV1,083$40,00028%
      Molino, FL1,083$0100%
      Atwater, MN1,083$46,09417%
      Forrest, IL1,083$55,8931%
      Source: The Forrest, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).