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Forest City, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Forest City had a population of 249 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Forest City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 249
Daytime Population: Workers 64
Daytime Population: Residents 135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 199
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 249
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $45,228
Average Household Income $59,441
Per Capita Income $25,524


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $97,321
Average Home Value $171,471


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.31% -1.23%
Households -1.2% -1.13%
Families 0.38% -1.39%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 # 674 35th
Population Density # 898 13th
Diversity Index # 610 41st
Median Household Income # 448 57th
Per Capita Income # 315 70th

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