|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Forrest City is 12,972. Forrest City, Arkansas is the 2,611th largest city in the US.
Forrest City is located entirely in St Francis County.
The peak population of Forrest City was in 2010, when its population was 15,371. In 2010, Forrest City was the 2,144th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,611th largest city in the US. Forrest City is currently 15.6% smaller than it was in 2010.
Forrest City has shrunk 12.3% since the year 2000. Forrest City, Arkansas's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Forrest City has a population density of 943.5 people per square mile.
|2605||Claremont, New Hampshire||13,039||-0.8%|
|2608||Holly Hill, Florida||13,021||6.6%|
|2609||West Carrollton, Ohio||13,012|
|2610||Mountain Home, Arkansas||12,993||17.1%|
|2611||Forrest City, Arkansas||12,972||-12.3%|
|2613||Beaufort, South Carolina||12,960||1.9%|
|2614||Mounds View, Minnesota||12,946||1.4%|
|2617||Dardenne Prairie, Missouri||12,933||186.2%|
The total voting age population of Forrest City, Arkansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 10,692. The voting age population is 60.7% male and 39.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 11.9% of the residents of Forrest City are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Forrest City are 71.6% Black, 24.4% White, 1.4% Two or more races, 1.2% Other, 0.8% Asian, 0.4% American Indian and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 2.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Forrest City, 29.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 38.9%. On a per-household basis, 26.4% of families are below the poverty line in Forrest City.
Among those aged 16 and older, 38.2% of Forrest City residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.3% of Forrest City residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 9.4% have a bachelor's degree and 3.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Forrest City residents aged 5 and older, 3.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Forrest City is 5.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Forrest City, 13.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Forrest City is $30,817.
In Forrest City, 42.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 57.4% of housing units in Forrest City.
Of all the housing units in Forrest City, 1.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Forrest City, 7.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 370 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Forrest City is $631.
In Forrest City, 61.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.