Latest Data (2017)
Population 7,210
Nationwide Rank 3842

Quick Facts

Forest City, North Carolina is the 3,842nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Forest City, North Carolina is a town.

Forest City, North Carolina is currently 6.8% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Forest City, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 88% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Forest City, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
3832 Batesville, Mississippi 7,241 -3.0%
3833 Atherton, California 7,238 0.5%
3834 East Hills, New York 7,238 5.7%
3835 Winooski, Vermont 7,237 10.2%
3836 Hillsborough, North Carolina 7,231 31.7%
3837 Palmyra, New Jersey 7,221 1.0%
3838 Richland, Mississippi 7,220 15.5%
3839 Bellbrook, Ohio 7,218 3.5%
3840 Austell, Georgia 7,215 35.7%
3841 Pacific, Missouri 7,211 8.5%
3842 Forest City, North Carolina 7,210 -4.2%
3843 Mount Sterling, Kentucky 7,209 17.6%
3844 Palmer, Alaska 7,209 50.1%
3845 Tolleson, Arizona 7,205 43.2%
3846 LaFayette, Georgia 7,198 7.0%
3847 Rockland, Maine 7,186 -5.5%
3848 Pacific, Washington 7,184 34.3%
3849 Knoxville, Iowa 7,181 -7.2%
3850 Seward, Nebraska 7,181 10.3%
3851 Flatwoods, Kentucky 7,177 -4.3%
3852 Salem, Illinois 7,173 -9.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
2370 Southern Pines 14,029 26.2%
2386 Hendersonville 13,954 21.9%
2393 Lewisville 13,913 18.6%
2401 Reidsville 13,857 -5.4%
2509 Newton 13,098 3.0%
2580 Davidson 12,684 74.7%
2593 Spring Lake 12,580 0.6%
2636 Smithfield 12,309 11.5%
2677 Belmont 12,046 35.3%
2771 Archdale 11,518 26.5%
2831 Summerfield 11,198 62.9%
2880 Tarboro 10,856 -3.2%
2890 Kings Mountain 10,791 4.8%
2892 Lincolnton 10,776 6.6%
2893 Weddington 10,773 59.0%
3018 Mount Airy 10,232 -5.9%
3020 Elon 10,227 50.0%
3065 Waynesville 9,971 4.0%
3122 Dunn 9,734 4.7%
3136 Winterville 9,654 98.5%
3151 Washington 9,571 -1.5%
3199 Morehead City 9,303 17.9%
3309 Rockingham 8,846 -7.4%
3311 Wesley Chapel 8,841 229.5%
3338 Oxford 8,752 3.9%
3340 Pineville 8,746 44.5%
3398 Clinton 8,539 -0.9%
3444 Conover 8,368 23.8%
3479 Roxboro 8,290 -4.8%
3500 Fletcher 8,233 93.9%
3510 Siler City 8,190 15.4%
3530 Black Mountain 8,150 8.0%
3611 Brevard 7,890 15.8%
3648 Oak Island 7,789 16.8%
3654 Butner 7,778 20.5%
3690 Rolesville 7,666 674.3%
3698 Marion 7,640 11.2%
3704 Aberdeen 7,625 116.9%
3814 Mills River 7,294 27.5%
3829 Wendell 7,261 64.3%
3836 Hillsborough 7,231 31.7%
3842 Forest City 7,210 -4.2%
3872 Kill Devil Hills 7,117 20.4%
3881 Gibsonville 7,096 51.8%
3930 Oak Ridge 6,917 67.2%
3933 King 6,904 14.4%
4008 Unionville 6,705 34.2%
4014 Selma 6,684 9.6%
4030 Trinity 6,628 -1.4%
4090 Marvin 6,490 350.6%
4091 Woodfin 6,489 16.2%
4154 Hamlet 6,314 1.7%
4160 Carolina Beach 6,270 22.6%
4251 Boiling Spring Lakes 6,028 98.9%
4266 Cherryville 5,978 8.1%
4462 St. James 5,514 532.3%
4475 Nashville 5,487 23.7%
4481 Bessemer City 5,472 2.6%
4507 Stokesdale 5,413 65.5%
4514 Whiteville 5,396 4.5%
4564 Williamston 5,302 -10.7%
4578 Wadesboro 5,276 -5.7%
4583 Mocksville 5,271 23.9%
4585 Zebulon 5,268 28.6%
4624 Sawmills 5,180 4.7%
4637 Ayden 5,143 9.1%
4648 Walkertown 5,120 23.0%
4674 Angier 5,091 50.7%
4758 Raeford 4,934 29.1%
4768 Erwin 4,919 8.9%
4780 Archer Lodge 4,903
4793 Long View 4,886 2.9%
4805 Ahoskie 4,874 -1.1%
4808 Pleasant Garden 4,869 3.1%
4844 Midway 4,792 6.3%
4889 Edenton 4,708 -5.6%
4892 Farmville 4,706 6.1%
4900 Dallas 4,698 25.0%
4901 Boiling Springs 4,687 20.5%
4917 Granite Falls 4,659 0.5%
4926 Mount Olive 4,650 2.0%
4949 Newport 4,617 37.7%
5001 Creedmoor 4,518 87.5%
5057 Valdese 4,431 -5.7%
5096 Cramerton 4,376 46.3%
5169 North Wilkesboro 4,276 2.5%
5174 Canton 4,272 6.3%
5210 Pittsboro 4,221 77.0%
5215 Spindale 4,218 5.8%
5224 China Grove 4,202 13.9%
5243 Jamestown 4,167 34.4%
5245 Beaufort 4,164 9.7%
5261 Carolina Shores 4,146 120.4%
5271 Randleman 4,131 14.9%
5287 Burgaw 4,110 18.7%
5299 Shallotte 4,092 130.1%
5310 Trent Woods 4,077 -3.4%
5343 Rutherfordton 4,031 -3.4%
5357 Franklin 4,007 4.8%
5387 Elkin 3,978 -4.8%
5392 Gamewell 3,971 3.1%
5401 Wingate 3,959 63.1%
5424 Tabor City 3,922 54.4%
5425 Wallace 3,919 17.0%
5431 Weaverville 3,911 33.4%
5448 Sunset Beach 3,894 83.7%
5525 Lake Park 3,790 77.1%
5543 Fairview 3,770 22.4%
5566 Benson 3,732 23.8%
5572 Southport 3,725 53.0%
5581 Eastover 3,710 -3.2%
5585 Stanley 3,703 20.8%
5588 Hudson 3,698 20.4%
5597 Emerald Isle 3,683 5.6%
5618 Lowell 3,654 36.9%
5650 Midland 3,615 41.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 7,210 3,842
2016 7,305 3,785
2015 7,282 3,776
2014 7,324 3,733
2013 7,404 3,691
2012 7,413 3,665
2011 7,427 3,652
2010 7,476 3,624
2009 6,963 3,760
2008 6,994 3,730
2007 6,996 3,711
2006 7,066 3,653
2005 7,121 3,600
2004 7,195 3,557
2003 7,287 3,499
2002 7,356 3,471
2001 7,445 3,422
2000 7,531 3,389
1990 7,736 2,990