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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Forsyth is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,964. Forsyth is in Macon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Forsyth offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Forsyth there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many retirees live in Forsyth and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Forsyth are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,540
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Forsyth Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Forsyth

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,125
National
$55,322
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Forsyth Reviews

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Forsyth is a small town that a lot of people enjoy living in. Forsyth has many residents that enjoy the mall, the parks, and the neighborhoods. Some neighborhoods are really nice since they have newer developed houses. Families enjoy the summers at home, at the mall, or by traveling to Bloomington, Champaign, or Springfield since they're about 45 minutes to an hour away.
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Forsyth is a wonderful place to raise a family not only because it is a small, safe neighborhood but also because it is extremely affordable to live in. However, there are limited things to do, and the town it is connected to is dying.
A great small town to raise a family. Yet close enough to larger towns like Champaign, Springfield and Bloomington! Only 2 hours from Chicago and St. Louis.