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The City of Forest City had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2016. Forest City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest City is located at latitude 39.9829 and longitude -95.1883 in Holt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Holt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of Forest City (GNIS ID: 2394788) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Forest City is located within Township of Forest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Holt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Forest City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 258
Population in Households 258
Population in Familes 210
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 264
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $105,556
Average Home Value $167,500


Median Household Income $43,650
Average Household Income $55,753
Per Capita Income $24,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.96% -0.79%
Households -0.68% -0.71%
Families 1.08% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Forest City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 670 35th
Population Density1 # 893 14th
Diversity Index2 # 611 41st
Median Household Income # 434 58th
Per Capita Income # 290 72nd

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