Winnebago & Worth Counties: Where hometown values support today’s opportunities

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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

4,259

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

34.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,709

Total Housing Units

1,898


Owner Occupied

1,190

Renter Occupied

519

Vacant

189

Median Home Value

$112,259


Average Home Value

$154,891

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.58%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,767 $54,124


Average Household

$68,776 $74,020


Per Capita

$27,653 $29,908

Workforce

Total Businesses

277

Total Employed

4,778

Workers 16+

2,131

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

2,259

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

40

Employed

513

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

6

Employed

372

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

33

Employed

366

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

356

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

259

Some
High School

113

Graduated
High School

836

Associates
Degree

362

Bachelor's
Degree

578

Graduate
Degree

206

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

1,322

Non-Resident Commuters

809

Drive Alone

1,747

Carpooled

201

Public

18

Work At Home

44


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