Forest City demographics profile

StatisticForest CityIowaNational
Population4,0433,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)8735591
Median age37.138.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English96%92%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%
Forest City, IA has a population of 4,043 and is the 7,404th largest city in the United States. The population density is 873 per sq mi which is 1498% higher than the Iowa average and 864% higher than the national average. The median age in Forest City is 37 which is approximately 2% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Forest City, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 67% of Forest City residents were born in Iowa, 31% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Forest City is 1498% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Forest City is 2% lower than Iowa.
  • In Forest City 92.38% of the population is White.
  • In Forest City 1.66% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Forest City 2.50% of the population is Asian.

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Forest City population breakdown by race

RaceForest CityIowaNational
White92.38%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American1.66%3.32%12.63%
Asian2.50%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.07%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.94%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.45%1.27%4.75%
In Forest City, 5.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Forest City, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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