The Town of Forest City had a population of 7,363 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.334 and longitude -81.8651 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Forest City 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.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Forest City, NC Housing Affordability Index is 148
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Forest City, NC Wealth Index is 43
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||7,274|
|Population in Familes||5,709|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||89|
|Median Household Income||$31,851|
|Average Household Income||$46,761|
|Per Capita Income||$19,078|
|Total Housing Units||3,691 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,486 (40.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,605 (43.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||601 (16.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$113,961|
|Housing Affordability Index2||148|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.17%|
|Per Capita Income||2.68%|
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, 2019 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||# 123||83rd|
|Population Density||# 286||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 178||76th|
|Median Household Income||# 664||10th|
|Per Capita Income||# 619||16th|
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