StatisticForrest CityArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)9075891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Forrest City is 1464% 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
  • In Forrest City 0.40% of the population is Asian

Compare Forrest City, AR Demographics


      Forrest City population breakdown by race

      RaceForrest CityArkansasNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Forrest City age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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