Statewide Claims to Fame

Forest City is 3rd in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Forest City is 4th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income below poverty line

Forest City is 12th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Female residents

Forest City is 16th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Two or More

Forest City, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 7,413 103rd 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.3 94th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 896.3 119th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.7% 34th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.7% 63rd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 18.1% 31st 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 66.8% 144th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 9.6% 142nd 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 67.1% 89th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 24.0% 54th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2% 139th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.9% 106th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 112th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.9% 16th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.0% 50th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 63.6% 85th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 55.1% 12th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.1% 121st 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 3,658 101st 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.4% 58th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 3,263 98th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.4% 124th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $97,400 130th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.2 122nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $15,428 138th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $23,444 141st $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 41.4% 4th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Forest City Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 802 102nd 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $434,151 51st $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $62,057 3rd $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $30,743 66th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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