The Town of Forest City had a population of 7,291 as of July 1, 2018. 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest City: Burnt Chimney.
|Population in Households||7,194|
|Population in Familes||5,677|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||97|
|Median Household Income||$29,782|
|Average Household Income||$42,913|
|Per Capita Income||$18,038|
|Total Housing Units||3,690 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,548 (42.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,523 (41.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||619 (16.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$98,396|
|Average Home Value||$131,214|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.22%|
|Per Capita Income||1.86%|
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, 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.
|Total Population||# 119||84th|
|Population Density||# 283||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 174||76th|
|Median Household Income||# 661||11th|
|Per Capita Income||# 641||13th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.