Forreston, Illinois

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Forreston is a village in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,469 at the 2000 census.



Forreston is located at 42°7′33″N 89°34′48″W / 42.12583°N 89.58°W / 42.12583; -89.58 (42.125700, -89.579955)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5 km²), all of it land. It is 100 miles West of Chicago, Illinois


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,469 people, 594 households, and 414 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,767.4 people per square mile (683.4/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 760.4/sq mi (294.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.25% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 594 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

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