Forest City, North Carolina Population 2020

7,167

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.

Forest City Demographics

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

  • White: 70.55%
  • Black or African American: 23.92%
  • Other race: 4.67%
  • Asian: 0.56%
  • Two or more races: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest City, North Carolina is 7,167, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,153.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,476.

Forest City, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202067,3422580.38%
201967,0842580.38%
201866,8262580.39%
201766,5682570.39%
201666,311-77-0.12%
201566,388-179-0.27%
201466,567-281-0.42%
201366,848-366-0.55%
201267,214-194-0.29%
201167,408-329-0.49%
201067,7370.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,05670.55%
Black or African American1,71423.92%
Some Other Race3354.67%
Asian400.56%
Two or More Races150.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.10%

Forest City Population Pyramid 2020

Forest City Median Age

36.9


Total

32.8


Male

39.3


Female

Forest City Adults

There are 5,336 adults, (1,466 of whom are seniors) in Forest City.

Forest City Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest City Sex Ratio

Female

3,966

55.34%

Male

3,201

44.66%

Forest City Households and Families

Forest City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Forest City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.1%32.9%
All45%55%
Male41.7%58.3%
Non Family38.8%61.2%
Female27.1%72.9%

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1822.2345
Non Family1,3951.0338.8
Married9703.2567.1
Female6973.0727.1
Male1202.8841.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

1.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Forest City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3327.16%
9th to 12th Grade61913.34%
High School Graduate1,19825.82%
Some College1,14724.72%
Associates Degree56612.20%
Bachelors Degree4369.40%
Graduate Degree3427.37%

Forest City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2562,560554
Black89872943
Hispanic452366181
Other Race18015331
Multiple Races1515
Asian1212
Native American77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 40.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,891$28,598$29,292
Less Than High School$24,154$24,213$23,929
High School Grad$26,140$25,221$30,613
Some College$26,862$26,208$28,000
Bachelors Degree$37,806$38,673$27,258
Graduate Degree$68,009$68,474$

$28,891

Average Earnings

$28,598

Average Male

$29,292

Average Female

Forest City Language

Forest City Language by Age

Forest City Language

91.64% of Forest City residents speak only English, while 8.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.08% of the population.

Forest City Poverty

Forest City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7291,33828.29%
Black1,71284949.59%
Hispanic6367011.01%
Native77100.00%

31.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.76%

Male Poverty Rate

36.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest City is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest City is Hispanic, with 11.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.32%
High School33.61%
Some College24.23%
Bachelors or Greater11.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.18%
Male Unemployed37.87%
Female Employed17.10%
Male Employed12.43%

Forest City Income

Forest City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,861$38,569
Families$35,893$49,128
Married Families$40,395-
Non Families$19,269$24,861

Forest City Marital Status

Forest City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

31.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest City Married by Age and Sex

Forest City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest City Marital Status by Race

Forest City Veterans

278

Number of Veterans

278

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam93
Second Gulf War45
World War II35
Korea31
First Gulf War24
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74120
75+75
18 to 3437
55 to 6424
35 to 5422
Name Veterans % of Total
White2656.86%
Hispanic122.46%
Black90.72%
Other42.22%

$Forest City Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest City Employment Status

48.7%

Labor Force Participation

39.8%

Employment Rate

18.3%

Unemployment Rate

Forest City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.97%

Born in North Carolina

96.39%

Native Born

3.61%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.39% of Forest City residents were born in the United States, with 66.97% having been born in North Carolina. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,16770.10%
20197,16070.10%
20187,15370.10%
20177,14670.10%
20167,139-52-0.72%
20157,191-52-0.72%
20147,243-62-0.85%
20137,305-62-0.84%
20127,367-35-0.47%
20117,402-55-0.74%
20107,457-92-0.12%
20007,549740.10%
19907,475-213-0.28%
19807,6885090.69%
19707,1796230.91%
19606,5561,5852.81%
19504,971-64-0.13%
19405,0359662.15%
19304,0690.00%