Forrest City, AR Profile: Facts & Data


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Forrest City, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Forrest City had a population of 14,793 as of July 1, 2018. Forrest City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forrest City is located at latitude 35.0101 and longitude -90.7874 in St. Francis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forrest City (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. St. Francis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 253 feet.

The City of Forrest City (GNIS ID: 2403637) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Forrest City is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Francis County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forrest City: Forest City, Forrest.

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Forrest City, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,793
Population in Households 10,893
Population in Familes 8,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,900
Population Density2 908
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $29,751
Average Household Income $43,988
Per Capita Income $15,678


Total Housing Units 5,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,979 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,272 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 758 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $90,693
Average Home Value $135,435


Total Households 4,251
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,743
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.46% -0.65%
Households -0.41% -0.75%
Families -0.71% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.23%

Forrest City, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forrest City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 95th
Population Density # 88 84th
Diversity Index # 61 89th
Median Household Income # 479 11th
Per Capita Income # 516 5th

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