Forest City is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,167, it is the 114th largest city in North Carolina and the 3897th largest city in the United States. Forest City is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually but its population has decreased by -4.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,476 in 2010. Forest City reached it's highest population of 7,688 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Forest City has a population density of 836 people per square mile.
The average household income in Forest City is $38,569 with a poverty rate of 31.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $610 per month, and the median house value is $110,300. The median age in Forest City is 36.9 years, 32.8 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.7 males.