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Forreston is a village in Ogle County, in the Rochelle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Forreston. For links to other places called Forreston, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Forreston is 42.126N. The longitude is -89.579W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 938 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,469.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Forreston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ogle 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 61030 ZIP code.
45% of Forreston residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forreston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forreston was $16,958, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Forreston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forreston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $829.
Ogle County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forreston political report.
The average commute time for Forreston workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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