|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Forest City is 4,238. Forest City, Iowa is the 5,277th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Forest City was in 1990, when its population was 4,450. In 1990, Forest City was the 4,382nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 5,277th largest city in the US. Forest City is currently 4.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Forest City has shrunk 3.5% since the year 2000. Forest City, Iowa's growth is below average. 63% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|5272||De Motte, Indiana||4,246||27.5%|
|5273||Broken Bow, Oklahoma||4,244||0.1%|
|5276||North Wilkesboro, North Carolina||4,239||1.6%|
|5277||Forest City, Iowa||4,238||-3.5%|
|5278||Cannon Falls, Minnesota||4,237||7.7%|
The total voting age population of Forest City, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,020. The voting age population is 51.1% male and 48.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.4% of the residents of Forest City are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Forest City are 89.6% White, 3.1% Asian, 3.0% Black, 1.8% Two or more races, 1.7% Other and 0.8% American Indian. Additionally, 5.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Forest City, 11.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 15.5%. On a per-household basis, 9.5% of families are below the poverty line in Forest City.
Among those aged 16 and older, 67.3% of Forest City residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.3% of Forest City residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.7% have a bachelor's degree and 8.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Forest City residents aged 5 and older, 8.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Forest City is 5.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Forest City, 9.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Forest City is $49,022.
In Forest City, 68.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 31.1% of housing units in Forest City.
Of all the housing units in Forest City, 15.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Forest City, 12.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 240 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Forest City is $579.
In Forest City, 78.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.