Forest City is a city located in Winnebago County Iowa. Forest City has a 2020 population of 3,830. It is also the county seat of Winnebago County. Forest City is currently declining at a rate of -1.67% annually and its population has decreased by -7.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,139 in 2010.
The average household income in Forest City is $63,362 with a poverty rate of 11.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $579 per month, and the median house value is $95,300. The median age in Forest City is 35.4 years, 35 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Citywas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.67%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.33%.
91.90% of Forest City residents speak only English, while 8.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.39% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest City is White, with 11.13% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest City is Hispanic, with 15.43% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.95%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Forest City
95.93% of Forest City residents were born in the United States, with 65.53% having been born in Iowa. 1.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.
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