Forrest City employment information

IndexForrest CityArkansasNational
Income per capita$14,346$22,595$28,555
Median household income$28,656$41,264$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,573$51,972$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,115$25,473$33,219
Median earnings male$19,870$31,010$36,116
Median earnings female$18,639$21,831$25,692
Unemployment rate5.8%5.0%5.8%
Poverty level32.1%19.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Forrest City is 50% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Forrest City is 46% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Forrest City is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Forrest City is 106% higher than the national average.

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Forrest City median earnings by income bracket

Forrest City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector19.7%0.3%
Financial & insurance services0.6%0.7%
Wholesale & retail services20.0%12.6%
Public administration9.7%17.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%1.3%
Education, health & social services16.1%45.7%

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Haynes, AR165$27,50049%
Widener, AR263$25,83352%
Colt, AR396$23,12557%
Forrest City, AR15,122$28,65646%

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Clearlake, CA15,121$25,53252%
Berkley, MI15,136$70,62532%
Aberdeen, MD15,137$50,3276%
Newton, IA15,139$45,42115%
Damascus, MD15,094$115,605116%
Forrest City, AR15,122$28,65646%
Source: The Forrest City, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.