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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Forest City is a town in Illinois with a population of 325. Forest City is in Mason County. Living in Forest City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Forest City there are a lot of bars. Residents of Forest City tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$63,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    25%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Forest City

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,750
National
$55,322
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