Demographic/Statistical Information

Forsyth is the fastest-growing community in Macon County, Illinois, according to 2010 census figures.

Muncipality 2000 Population 2010 Population Difference from 2000 % Change
Argenta 921 947 26 2.8
Blue Mound 1,129 1,158 29 2.6
Decatur 81,860 76,122 -5,738 -7.0
Forsyth 2,434 3,490 1,056 43.4
Harristown 1,338 1,367 29 2.2
Long Creek 1,364 1,328 -36 -2.6
Macon (city) 1,213 1,138 -75 -6.2
Maroa 1,654 1,801 147 8.9
Mount Zion 4,845 5,833 988 20.4
Niantic 735 707 -31 -4.2
Oreana 892 875 -17 -1.9
Warrensburg 1,289 1,210 -79 -6.1

(Source, Decatur Herald & Review)

Forsyth is located at 39°55′33″N 88°57′33″W / 39.92583°N 88.95917°W (39.925806, -88.959282).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.

Please note that the Village is currently awaiting detailed information from the United States 2010 Census. Once that information is made available, the following information will be updated. Based upon the 43.4% population change from 2000-2010, as noted above, we expect the 2010 statistics may be changed significantly.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,434 people, 903 households, and 728 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,156.6 people per square mile (447.5/km²). There were 941 housing units at an average density of 447.1/sq mi (173.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.96% White, 1.27% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 903 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $69,000, and the median income for a family was $81,211. Males had a median income of $61,053 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $34,010. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

(Source, Wikipedia)

For additional information, http://www.city-data.com/city/Forsyth-Illinois.html.

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