Latest Data (2018)
Population 4,047
Nationwide Rank 5342

Quick Facts

Forest City, Iowa is the 5,342nd largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Forest City, Iowa is a city.

Forest City, Iowa is currently 9.1% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Forest City, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
5332 Bellaire, Ohio 4,064 -15.6%
5333 Mosinee, Wisconsin 4,063 -0.3%
5334 Baldwin, Wisconsin 4,061 49.3%
5335 Broken Bow, Oklahoma 4,061 -4.1%
5336 Rutherfordton, North Carolina 4,058 -2.7%
5337 Crescent Springs, Kentucky 4,056 2.7%
5338 Walthourville, Georgia 4,054 0.0%
5339 Elk Ridge, Utah 4,053 117.4%
5340 Trenton, Tennessee 4,051 -13.8%
5341 Vandalia, Missouri 4,050 2.9%
5342 Forest City, Iowa 4,047 -7.9%
5343 Morrison, Illinois 4,046 -9.6%
5344 Woodson Terrace, Missouri 4,046 -3.3%
5345 Springfield, Georgia 4,045 108.7%
5346 Trent Woods, North Carolina 4,045 -4.2%
5347 Stilwell, Oklahoma 4,044 20.8%
5348 Franklin, North Carolina 4,042 5.8%
5349 Pocomoke City, Maryland 4,042 -1.6%
5350 South Chicago Heights, Illinois 4,042 1.9%
5351 Algonac, Michigan 4,039 -12.5%
5352 Barnesville, Ohio 4,039 -3.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
3672 Creston 7,788 2.8%
3687 Webster City 7,723 -5.4%
3725 Sioux Center 7,614 25.3%
3732 Decorah 7,594 -7.0%
3734 Clear Lake 7,578 -7.3%
3770 Perry 7,456 -2.8%
3790 Hiawatha 7,393 13.3%
3797 Charles City 7,369 -5.4%
3814 Washington 7,309 3.4%
3853 Knoxville 7,204 -6.9%
3971 Eldridge 6,813 61.4%
3997 Nevada 6,751 0.9%
4039 Bondurant 6,646 255.2%
4068 Atlantic 6,577 -9.3%
4237 Orange City 6,107 8.4%
4247 Independence 6,073 0.1%
4266 Maquoketa 5,998 -2.2%
4288 Oelwein 5,942 -11.0%
4404 Estherville 5,686 -14.1%
4413 Asbury 5,665 128.1%
4479 Anamosa 5,507 0.0%
4494 Centerville 5,478 -7.2%
4519 Algona 5,428 -5.3%
4546 Clarinda 5,376 -5.2%
4560 Red Oak 5,333 -14.2%
4568 Winterset 5,318 11.7%
4570 Glenwood 5,316 -1.4%
4630 Osceola 5,193 8.8%
4643 DeWitt 5,169
4665 Sheldon 5,110 1.8%
4676 Vinton 5,093 -0.2%
4692 Spirit Lake 5,070 18.6%
4712 Iowa Falls 5,036 -3.0%
4738 Manchester 4,982 -5.5%
4759 Adel 4,954 43.2%
4785 Sergeant Bluff 4,913 47.0%
4797 Cherokee 4,900 -8.4%
4800 Windsor Heights 4,898 2.6%
4806 Shenandoah 4,890 -11.4%
4848 Harlan 4,827 -8.6%
4857 Polk City 4,809 104.7%
4881 Evansdale 4,757 5.1%
4975 Humboldt 4,589 2.9%
5060 Mount Vernon 4,454 16.5%
5131 Camanche 4,353 3.3%
5182 Carlisle 4,282 19.3%
5219 Hampton 4,236 0.6%
5223 Dyersville 4,225 4.3%
5250 Chariton 4,172 -9.0%
5269 Jefferson 4,148 -10.0%
5342 Forest City 4,047 -7.9%
5399 Le Claire 3,970 35.5%
5467 Monticello 3,885 6.4%
5476 Huxley 3,867 65.4%
5538 West Liberty 3,794 13.2%
5546 Carter Lake 3,784 16.3%
5552 Rock Valley 3,775 31.3%
5564 Cresco 3,754 -3.7%
5580 Albia 3,731 -0.7%
5587 Emmetsburg 3,713 -4.8%
5613 Waukon 3,683 -10.7%
5621 Tiffin 3,670 235.4%
5721 Osage 3,547 2.6%
5765 Robins 3,492 89.1%
5830 Eagle Grove 3,417 -7.7%
5846 New Hampton 3,394 -7.9%
5865 Story City 3,370 3.9%
6009 Tipton 3,223 1.8%
6086 Williamsburg 3,149 18.9%
6204 Garner 3,036 3.6%
6254 Milford 2,983 20.0%
6330 West Burlington 2,895 -8.2%
6395 Wilton 2,836 0.0%
6436 Onawa 2,787 -10.0%
6461 Fairfax 2,767 187.0%
6494 Tama 2,745 0.8%
6501 Clarion 2,741 -7.3%
6551 Jesup 2,710 22.5%
6568 Bloomfield 2,694 3.4%
6581 Grundy Center 2,682 2.9%
6585 Solon 2,680 123.5%
6644 Missouri Valley 2,633 -11.8%
6655 Eldora 2,621 -13.6%
6679 Sibley 2,602 -6.6%
6723 Madrid 2,562 5.8%
6729 Center Point 2,557 26.3%
6742 Rock Rapids 2,549 -0.7%
6753 Kalona 2,541 10.4%
6820 Hawarden 2,486 0.4%
6854 Hudson 2,466 16.3%
6871 Marengo 2,455 -3.2%
6890 Belle Plaine 2,443 -15.0%
6908 West Branch 2,426 9.8%
7049 West Union 2,334 -8.4%
7084 Hull 2,307 17.5%
7088 Cascade 2,303 16.6%
7089 Ely 2,303 99.0%
7090 Mitchellville 2,303 12.7%
7101 Belmond 2,296 -10.2%
7158 La Porte City 2,259 -2.6%
7169 Lamoni 2,252 -7.8%
7175 Lisbon 2,247 17.5%
7245 Bellevue 2,196 -6.9%
7335 Toledo 2,141 -15.5%
7418 Rockwell City 2,096 -5.4%
7453 Postville 2,083 -8.3%
7475 Sac City 2,074 -12.8%
7484 Colfax 2,069 -7.1%
7516 Ida Grove 2,049 -12.3%
7563 Wapello 2,026 -4.4%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 4,047 5,342
2017 4,091 5,300
2016 4,013 5,351
2015 4,018 5,329
2014 3,982 5,343
2013 4,002 5,321
2012 4,009 5,293
2011 4,050 5,259
2010 4,151 5,169
2009 3,964 5,237
2008 4,003 5,205
2007 4,053 5,141
2006 4,116 5,076
2005 4,199 4,996
2004 4,184 4,976
2003 4,214 4,920
2002 4,202 4,903
2001 4,363 4,792
2000 4,396 4,763
1990 4,450 4,382