Forest City, Iowa Population 2022

3,830
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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.

Forest City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Citywas:

  • White: 89.56%
  • Asian: 3.08%
  • Black or African American: 3.00%
  • Two or more races: 1.78%
  • Other race: 1.73%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest City, Iowa is 3,830 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,830.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,139.

Forest City, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,51889.56%
Asian1213.08%
Black or African American1183.00%
Two or More Races701.78%
Some Other Race681.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.84%
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Forest City Population by Race

Forest City Population Pyramid $2022

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Forest City Median Age

35.4


Total

35


Male

36.4


Female

Forest City Adults

There are 3,066 adults, (682 of whom are seniors) in Forest City.

Forest City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest City Sex Ratio

Female

1,988

50.61%

Male

1,940

49.39%

Forest City Population by Age

Forest City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.7%68.3%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
All68.9%31.1%
Male69.4%30.6%
Married94.8%5.2%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Forest City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5642.1668.9
Non Family6471.0857.8
Married6322.9594.8
Female2492.9731.7
Male362.2269.4

2.87

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Forest City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade743.13%
9th to 12th Grade1094.61%
High School Graduate81834.57%
Some College52522.19%
Associates Degree2329.81%
Bachelors Degree41117.37%
Graduate Degree1978.33%
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Forest City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1952,100600
Hispanic59486
Asian48
Native American3330
2+ Races2966
Black20172
Other Race94

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%.

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,980$40,612$32,448
Less Than 9th Grade$30,625$$30,536
High School Graduate$33,409$37,308$27,125
Some College$32,991$35,966$19,821
Bachelors Degree$50,990$44,511$55,000
Graduate Degree$55,521$67,614$52,727

$34,980

Average Earnings

$40,612

Average Male

$32,448

Average Female

Forest City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest City Language by Age

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Forest City Language

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.

Forest City Language

Forest City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,00033411.13%
Hispanic1622515.43%
Other25NaN%
Multiple472348.94%
Native3339.09%

11.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.79%

Male Poverty Rate

12.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest City

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%.

Forest City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.48%
Some College12.04%
High School7.75%
Bachelors or Greater1.42%

Forest City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed79.31%
Male Unemployed42.11%
Female Employed5.17%
Male Employed4.97%

Forest City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,022$63,362
Families$63,304$77,908
Married Families$84,783-
Non Families$34,894$40,640
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Income by Household Type

Forest City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest City Married by Age and Sex

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Forest City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Forest City Marital Status by Race

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Forest City Marital Status

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169

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War55
Vietnam44
Korea36
Second Gulf War10
World War II

Forest City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5458
75+54
55 to 6429
65 to 7424
18 to 344

Forest City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1656.03%
Hispanic42.58%
Other Race46.90%

Forest City Veterans by Race

Forest City Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest City Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forest City Employment by Age

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Forest City Employment by Race

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Forest City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.53%

Born in Forest City

95.93%

Native Born

4.07%

Foreign Born

1.63%

Non Citizen

2.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Forest City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20223,830-65-1.67%
20213,895-65-1.64%
20203,960-65-1.61%
20194,025-65-1.59%
20184,090250.62%
20174,06590.22%
20164,056-9-0.22%
20154,065551.37%
20144,010721.83%
20133,938-91-2.26%
20124,029-20-0.49%
20114,049-90-2.17%
20104,139-223-0.52%
20004,362-68-0.15%
19904,4301600.37%
19804,2704291.06%
19703,8419112.74%
19602,9301640.58%
19502,7662210.84%
19402,5450.00%

Forest City Population by Year