Forreston is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,393 people and just one neighborhood, Forreston is the 554th largest community in Illinois. Forreston has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Forreston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.88% of the Forreston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Forreston is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forreston who work in office and administrative support (15.98%), personal care services (8.66%) and sales jobs (8.26%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Forreston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small village, Forreston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.