Forest City, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Forest City had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

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Forest City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 252
Population in Households 252
Population in Familes 205
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 256
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $123,333


Median Household Income $41,169
Average Household Income $50,911
Per Capita Income $22,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.17% -1.39%
Households -0.83% -1.28%
Families 1.58% -1.08%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

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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, 2015 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 Density1 # 901 13th
Diversity Index2 # 524 49th
Median Household Income # 503 51st
Per Capita Income # 382 63rd

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