Statewide Claims to Fame

Forrest City is 3rd in Arkansas out of 62 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Forrest City is 4th in Arkansas out of 62 other cities in Income below poverty line

Forrest City is 12th in Arkansas out of 62 other cities in People per household

Forrest City is 13th in Arkansas out of 62 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Forrest City, Arkansas Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Current population (2012) 15,220 28th 2,949,131 313,914,040
Size in square miles 16.3 29th 52,035.5 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 943.5 31st 56 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Residents younger than 5 7.0% 44th 6.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.5% 47th 24.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.8% 56th 15.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 75.8% 53rd 82.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 10.4% 55th 19.6% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Race - White 27.6% 60th 80.0% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 67.3% 3rd 15.6% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 22nd 0.9% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 39th 1.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 48th 0.3% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 42nd 1.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.9% 22nd 6.8% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 24.9% 60th 73.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Female residents 40.9% 62nd 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.2% 42nd 4.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Housing units 4,970 34th 1,324,369 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.2% 13th 15.2% 25.9%
Households 4,105 35th 1,121,386 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 40.4% 62nd 67.5% 66.1%
Home median value $78,300 47th $105,100 $186,200
People per household 2.7 12th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Income per capita $12,272 62nd $21,833 $27,915
Income per household $25,373 62nd $40,149 $52,762
Income below poverty line 33.9% 4th 18.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Forrest City Rank Arkansas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,227 32nd 238,994 27,092,908
Retail sales $223,664 28th $32,974,282 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,632 36th $11,602 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $25,082 28th $3,559,795 $613,795,732

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