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Overview
Population:3,785
Pop. Change:52%
State: Illinois
Metro Area: Decatur Metro Area
County: Macon County
City:Forsyth
Zip Code:62535
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Forsyth's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Decatur Metro Area

Profile: Small agricultural/industrial town

Location: East-central Illinois, 30 miles east of Springfield

Elevation: 613

Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Small-town atmosphereEntertainment
Cost of living and housingArts and culture
Stable employmentLow future job growth

Decatur forms the bottom point of a 90-mile wide, 40-mile-tall diamond formed by Springfield to the west, Bloomington-Normal to the north, and Champaign-Urbana to the east. Common to the area, agriculture dominates the commercial activity and the local landscape. Agricultural processing giant Archer Daniels Midland has its headquarters in Decatur, and Caterpillar and agricultural processor Tate & Lyle also operate large plants. ADM in particular provides a stable employment base, but the area is still suffering the effects of a 2001 Firestone plant closing. Employment and income-growth projections are among the lowest in the state. On the flip side, cost of living and home prices especially are among the lowest in the region and the U.S., and as measured by the Home Price Ratio, home prices are a bargain relative to local incomes. The crime rate, high for the region, bears watching. The city is fairly plain and doesn’t offer much in terms of entertainment or cultural amenities, but it does have a historic district with a mix of older homes, including some designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and some Abraham Lincoln and Civil War sites. The terrain is level and agricultural. Climate is typical continental with warm summers, fairly cold winters, and sharp seasonal changes. Considerable variation takes place within seasons. Summers are typically warm and humid with periods of mainly afternoon showers and thundershowers, and a few cooler, drier spells. Precipitation is more or less evenly distributed through the year. Spring and fall are typical for the region, with windy, changeable springs and relatively calm autumns with periods of warm, dry Indian summers. First freeze is mid-October, last is mid-April.

Interesting Facts about Forsyth, Illinois

As of 2014, Forsyth's population is 3,785 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 52.44 percent.

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The median home cost in Forsyth is $228,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Forsyth's cost of living is 6.70% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Forsyth public schools spend $10,991 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.5 students per teacher in Forsyth.

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The unemployment rate in Forsyth is 9.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Forsyth jobs have Increased by 1.43 percent.


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Map Of Forsyth

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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Forsyth's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes