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Forest City is a township in Mason County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Forest City. For links to other places called Forest City, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Forest City is 40.339N. The longitude is -89.819W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 697.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Forest City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mason County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61532 ZIP code.
26% of Forest City residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest City was $15,897, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Forest City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forest City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Mason County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest City political report.
The average commute time for Forest City workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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