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Forrest is a township in Livingston County, in the Pontiac metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Forrest. For links to other places called Forrest, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Forrest is 40.723N. The longitude is -88.405W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,597.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Forrest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Livingston 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 61775 ZIP code.
46% of Forrest residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forrest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forrest was $18,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Forrest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forrest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $759.
Livingston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forrest political report.
The average commute time for Forrest workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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