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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Forreston is a town in Illinois with a population of 1,651. Forreston is in Ogle County. Living in Forreston offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Forreston and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Forreston are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
    72.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    144.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    652.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Forreston

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,591
National
$55,322
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Forreston Reviews

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I have lived in Forreston for as long as I can remember. Forreston is a small community. Personally, I enjoy growing up in a small community because it allowed me to grow closely with people that have turned into lifetime friends. Forreston and it's neighboring communities are all highly safe and family friendly. I would suggest anyone who enjoys living in the rural lifestyle.
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Forreston's smaller community is, and will continue to be, a family. United, our small town can rely on one another for comfort, love, hope, and live lasting relationships.
Very small town, one gas station, one laundromat, 2 restaurants & a Subway. Hardware store is okay but no grocery store or retail shops.