Forest City, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Forest City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Forest City: Burnt Chimney.

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Forest City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,291
Population in Households 7,194
Population in Familes 5,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 851
Diversity Index3 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,782
Average Household Income $42,913
Per Capita Income $18,038

HOUSING

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
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,071
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,905
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.3% -0.31%
Households -0.4% -0.35%
Families -0.08% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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, 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 # 119 84th
Population Density # 283 62nd
Diversity Index # 174 76th
Median Household Income # 661 11th
Per Capita Income # 641 13th

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