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Forest City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Forest City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Holt County at latitude 39.9829 and longitude -95.1883. Holt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Forest City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Forest City, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Forest City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Forest City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 254
Population in Households 254
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 258
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $98,810
Average Home Value $124,438


Median Household Income $39,501
Average Household Income $52,017
Per Capita Income $22,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.25% -1.46%
Households -0.82% -1.46%
Families 2.27% -1.61%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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, 2014 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 # 672 35th
Population Density1 # 899 13th
Diversity Index2 # 636 38th
Median Household Income # 530 49th
Per Capita Income # 314 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.