Income/capita 55%
Household income 40%
Unemployment 1%
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IndexForrest CityArkansasNational
Income per capita$13,496$23,401$29,829
Median household income$33,250$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,739$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,085$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$18,538$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$20,786$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level30.1%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Forrest City is 55% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Forrest City is 40% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Forrest City is 1% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Forrest City is 99% higher than the national average

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      Forrest City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector20.4%1.2%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.4%
      Wholesale & retail services20.1%14.5%
      Public administration5.5%14.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%0.5%
      Education, health & social services12.5%40.8%

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      Colt, AR455$37,76331.7%
      Caldwell, AR531$35,50035.8%
      Palestine, AR751$35,17036.4%
      Haynes, AR192$31,87542.4%
      Widener, AR326$23,43857.6%
      Forrest City, AR14,871$33,25039.9%

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      Forrest City, AR14,871$33,25039.9%
      Source: The Forrest City, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).