Forest City Profile

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Whatever your reason for traveling to Forest City, business or pleasure, recreation or research, Forest City offers a wide variety of activities to help you have a good time. There are regular events hosted by the city, including a Newcomers Open House to welcome new residents and help them to plug into the community.

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Forest City

Population

Total Population

3,938

Population
Growth Rate

-0.47%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

25.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,622

Total Housing Units

1,909


Owner Occupied

1,157

Renter Occupied

464

Vacant

287

Median Home Value

$107,170


Average Home Value

$143,923

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.34%


Per Capita Income

1.23%

Income Projection

Median Household

$49,249 $50,157


Average Household

$64,536 $68,363


Per Capita

$26,271 $27,923

Workforce

Total Businesses

259

Total Employed

4,432

Workers 16+

1,982

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

2,259

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

36

Employed

409

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

12

Employed

348

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

26

Employed

301

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

5

Employed

272

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

270

Some
High School

117

Graduated
High School

782

Associates
Degree

286

Bachelor's
Degree

508

Graduate
Degree

184

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

1,333

Non-Resident Commuters

640

Drive Alone

1,491

Carpooled

253

Public

19

Work At Home

63


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