Forest City, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Forest City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Forest City had a population of 7,385 as of July 1, 2016. Forest City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest City is located at latitude 35.3347 and longitude -81.8708 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Forest City (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The Town of Forest City (GNIS ID: 2406505) 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 Town of Forest City is located within Township of Cool Spring, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest City: Burnt Chimney.


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Forest City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,385
Population in Households 7,291
Population in Familes 5,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 862
Diversity Index2 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,103
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,928
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,483 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,620 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 597 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $93,005
Average Home Value $121,985
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,116
Average Household Income $40,144
Per Capita Income $16,819
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.15%
Households -0.36% -0.25%
Families 0.08% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 113 85th
Population Density1 # 282 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 178 76th
Median Household Income # 659 11th
Per Capita Income # 637 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.