Forrest City demographics profile

StatisticForrest CityArkansasNational
Population14,8712,968,472318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9075591
Median age34.737.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.4:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%42%43%
Speak English91%93%79%
Speak Spanish6%5%13%
Forrest City, AR has a population of 14,871 and is the 2,855th largest city in the United States. The population density is 907 per sq mi which is 1536% higher than the Arkansas average and 901% higher than the national average. The median age in Forrest City is 35 which is approximately 8% lower than the Arkansas average of 38. In Forrest City, 37% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 60% of Forrest City residents were born in Arkansas, 35% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Forrest City is 1536% higher than Arkansas.
  • The median age in Forrest City is 8% lower than Arkansas.
  • In Forrest City 28.55% of the population is White.
  • In Forrest City 65.40% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Forrest City 0.40% of the population is Asian.

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Forrest City population breakdown by race

RaceForrest CityArkansasNational
White28.55%77.72%73.35%
Black or African American65.40%15.52%12.63%
Asian0.40%1.40%5.22%
American Indian0.48%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.23%0.18%
Mixed race1.95%2.23%3.06%
Other race3.13%2.28%4.75%
In Forrest City, 5.8% 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 Forrest City, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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