Latest Data (2017)
Population 4,091
Nationwide Rank 5300

Quick Facts

Forest City, Iowa is the 5,300th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Forest City, Iowa is a city.

Forest City, Iowa is currently 8.1% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Forest City, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 82% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
5290 Cold Spring, Minnesota 4,108 24.1%
5291 Hamilton, New York 4,108 17.4%
5292 Forty Fort, Pennsylvania 4,107 -9.9%
5293 Bellaire, Ohio 4,106 -14.7%
5294 Marine City, Michigan 4,102 -11.6%
5295 Argyle, Texas 4,100 71.4%
5296 Presidio, Texas 4,099 -2.6%
5297 Sullivan, Indiana 4,093 -11.2%
5298 Lowell, Michigan 4,092 1.4%
5299 Shallotte, North Carolina 4,092 130.1%
5300 Forest City, Iowa 4,091 -6.9%
5301 Waverly, Tennessee 4,090 0.8%
5302 Belleair, Florida 4,088 0.4%
5303 Fleetwood, Pennsylvania 4,087 1.7%
5304 South Chicago Heights, Illinois 4,085 3.0%
5305 Madison, Georgia 4,084 13.1%
5306 Paintsville, Kentucky 4,082 -0.9%
5307 Barnesville, Ohio 4,081 -2.7%
5308 Deer Park, Washington 4,080 34.7%
5309 St. James, Missouri 4,079 9.1%
5310 Trent Woods, North Carolina 4,077 -3.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
3625 Creston 7,839 3.5%
3650 Webster City 7,787 -4.6%
3678 Decorah 7,701 -5.6%
3720 Sioux Center 7,579 24.7%
3725 Clear Lake 7,562 -7.5%
3738 Perry 7,517 -2.0%
3773 Washington 7,395 4.7%
3779 Charles City 7,373 -5.3%
3790 Hiawatha 7,353 12.7%
3849 Knoxville 7,181 -7.2%
3976 Nevada 6,777 1.3%
4012 Atlantic 6,689 -7.7%
4064 Eldridge 6,543 55.0%
4187 Bondurant 6,178 230.1%
4200 Orange City 6,141 9.0%
4239 Independence 6,050 -0.1%
4276 Oelwein 5,960 -10.7%
4296 Maquoketa 5,920 -3.5%
4351 Estherville 5,793 -12.4%
4427 Asbury 5,586 124.9%
4483 Algona 5,468 -4.6%
4492 Centerville 5,446 -7.8%
4506 Red Oak 5,415 -12.8%
4517 Anamosa 5,391 -2.0%
4545 Clarinda 5,334 -5.9%
4556 Glenwood 5,312 -1.5%
4579 Winterset 5,276 10.8%
4606 DeWitt 5,218
4655 Vinton 5,114 0.1%
4668 Spirit Lake 5,096 19.2%
4682 Osceola 5,076 6.4%
4686 Sheldon 5,067 0.9%
4699 Iowa Falls 5,048 -2.8%
4715 Manchester 5,016 -4.9%
4749 Windsor Heights 4,953 3.7%
4774 Shenandoah 4,909 -11.1%
4777 Cherokee 4,905 -8.3%
4800 Harlan 4,881 -7.6%
4854 Evansdale 4,763 5.3%
4893 Sergeant Bluff 4,706 40.8%
4928 Polk City 4,646 97.7%
4955 Humboldt 4,597 3.1%
5052 Mount Vernon 4,435 16.0%
5088 Adel 4,386 26.8%
5146 Camanche 4,305 2.2%
5199 Carlisle 4,238 18.0%
5200 Hampton 4,237 0.6%
5211 Dyersville 4,220 4.1%
5257 Jefferson 4,150 -10.0%
5278 Chariton 4,122 -10.0%
5300 Forest City 4,091 -6.9%
5394 Le Claire 3,969 35.5%
5465 Monticello 3,871 6.1%
5527 Carter Lake 3,787 16.4%
5533 Huxley 3,782 61.8%
5537 Cresco 3,776 -3.1%
5542 Emmetsburg 3,771 -3.3%
5548 Albia 3,762 0.0%
5554 West Liberty 3,755 12.0%
5558 Rock Valley 3,746 30.2%
5589 Waukon 3,697 -10.4%
5687 Osage 3,574 3.3%
5768 Robins 3,470 87.9%
5800 Eagle Grove 3,428 -7.5%
5816 New Hampton 3,413 -7.4%
5833 Story City 3,396 4.7%
5863 Tiffin 3,361 207.2%
6005 Tipton 3,218 1.6%
6075 Williamsburg 3,139 18.5%
6185 Garner 3,052 4.1%
6206 Milford 3,025 21.7%
6298 West Burlington 2,927 -7.2%
6390 Wilton 2,832 0.0%
6409 Onawa 2,809 -9.3%
6452 Tama 2,775 1.9%
6458 Clarion 2,769 -6.4%
6543 Jesup 2,708 22.4%
6566 Grundy Center 2,689 3.2%
6587 Bloomfield 2,676 2.8%
6622 Eldora 2,653 -12.5%
6624 Missouri Valley 2,649 -11.3%
6637 Fairfax 2,631 172.9%
6643 Solon 2,626 119.0%
6662 Sibley 2,611 -6.3%
6688 Madrid 2,587 6.8%
6732 Center Point 2,551 26.0%
6737 Rock Rapids 2,549 -0.7%
6740 Kalona 2,544 10.5%
6806 Hawarden 2,491 0.6%
6859 Marengo 2,451 -3.3%
6878 Belle Plaine 2,441 -15.1%
6938 West Branch 2,393 8.3%
6992 Hudson 2,354 11.0%
7008 West Union 2,346 -7.9%
7050 Belmond 2,317 -9.4%
7064 Hull 2,309 17.6%
7075 Mitchellville 2,303 12.7%
7111 Cascade 2,285 15.7%
7133 La Porte City 2,272 -2.0%
7141 Lamoni 2,267 -7.2%
7175 Lisbon 2,239 17.1%
7191 Ely 2,230 92.7%
7272 Bellevue 2,175 -7.8%
7286 Toledo 2,164 -14.6%
7367 Rockwell City 2,114 -4.6%
7407 Sac City 2,098 -11.8%
7411 Postville 2,096 -7.7%
7476 Ida Grove 2,066 -11.6%
7477 Colfax 2,064 -7.3%

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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