The City of Forrest City had a population of 14,351 as of July 1, 2020. Forrest City ranks in the upper quartile for 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 35.0081 and longitude -90.7898 in St. Francis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forrest City 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 256 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Forrest City: Forest City, Forrest.
|Total Population||14,351 (100%)|
|Population in Households||10,936 (76.2%)|
|Population in Families||8,876 (61.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||3,415 (23.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$33,530|
|Average Household Income||$44,047|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$15,438|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,976 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,033 (40.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,247 (45.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||696 (14.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$77,328|
|Average Home Value||$100,603|
|Housing Affordability Index3||258|
|Average Household Size||2.56|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.75%|
|Per Capita Income||1.27%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.67%|
The table below compares Forrest City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 29||95th|
|Population Density||# 146||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 438||19th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 311||58th|
|Per Capita Income||# 517||4th|
|Diversity Index||# 59||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.