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Population in 2012: 4,009 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 

Males: 1,894  (47.2%)
Females: 2,115  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50436.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,814 (it was $40,031 in 2000)
Forest City:

$43,814
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,848

Forest City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,062 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Forest City:

$98,062
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,764; Detached houses: $101,185; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,989; In 2-unit structures: $84,613; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,826; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,338; Mobile homes: $32,268

Median gross rent in 2012: $443.

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Forest City races chart
  • White alone - 3,856 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 124 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 63 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 49 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

Races in Forest City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest City: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.5%), Norwegian (22.5%), English (9.9%), Irish (8.7%), Swedish (3.7%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/14/1878

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 4.16 square miles.

Population density: 965 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forest City:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

140 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia).

This city:  3.4%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Forest City, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest City to the number of sex offenders is 2,005 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,338 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,212 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (78.8 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (119.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leland, IA (2.2 miles ), Miller, IA (2.4 miles) , Hayfield, IA (2.6 miles) , Crystal Lake, IA (2.8 miles ), Thompson, IA (3.2 miles ), Fertile, IA (3.3 miles ), Duncan, IA (3.4 miles) , Garner, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $525,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $282,400
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $323,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.26 N, Longitude: 93.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,837 (+44.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,732 (76.5%)

Area code: 641

Forest City household income distribution Forest City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Forest City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000100001
per 100,000 0.00.00.023.40.00.00.00.024.1
Robberies 010000001
per 100,000 0.022.80.00.00.00.00.00.024.1
Assaults 45451386146
per 100,000 91.8114.291.9117.2309.4195.4147.6353.4144.9
Burglaries 721410517171512
per 100,000 160.745.7321.7234.5119.0415.2418.1378.7289.8
Thefts 1213971119111534
per 100,000 275.4297.0206.8164.1261.8464.1270.5378.7821.1
Auto thefts 000021021
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.047.624.40.050.524.1
Arson 001011011
per 100,000 0.00.023.00.023.824.40.025.224.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.0) 36.940.644.659.176.680.463.1105.6100.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Forest City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Iowa average:

1.72

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Forest City, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-2.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Forest City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Forest City, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Forest City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 181% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Forest City city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest City topographic map

Birthplace of: Brent Loken - Ecologist, Henry Teigan - Trade unionist and politician, Kevin Dahle - Politician, John Meyers (American football) - Football player, Mike Stensrud - Football player, Rob Kampman - College basketball player (Wichita State Shockers).

Main business address for: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES INC (MOTOR HOMES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Forest City:

  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 216 SOUTH 4TH STREET)
  • FOREST CITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, RR 2 BOX 289 HIGHWAY 9 EAST)
  • KELLY'S COURT GROUP HOME (Hospital, 905 HWY 69 SOUTH)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, 606 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - FOREST CITY (Nursing Home, 606 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Forest City, IA

Airports located in Forest City:

College/University in Forest City:

  • Waldorf College (Full-time enrollment: 493; Location: 106 S Sixth St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.waldorf.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest City:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 61 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 64 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 67 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 76 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 80 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 81 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Iowa State University (about 86 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)

Public high schools in Forest City:

Private high school in Forest City:

  • FOREST CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 305 WALNUT ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest City:

See full list of schools located in Forest City, School District: FOREST CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Forest City:

  • FOREST CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $158,662; Location: 115 E L. ST; 20,009 books; 1,315 audio materials; 1,746 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 106 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Forest City: Forest City Country Club (A), Forest City (B), Winnebago County Jail (C), Forest City Ambulance Service (D), Winnebago Industries Incorporated (E), Winnebago Industries Visitor Center (F), Annex (G), Campus Center (H), John K and Luise Hanson Fieldhouse (I), Nilssen-Boe Science Hall (J), Odvin Hagen Music Center (K), Thorson Hall (L), Salveson Hall (M), Forest City Fire Department (N), Forest City Municipal Library (O), Forest City Hall (P), Mansion Museum (Q), Winnebago County Sheriffs Office (R), Forest City Police Department (S), Winnebago County Courthouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forest City include: Saint James Catholic Church (A), Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Immanual Lutheran Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Congregational Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Saint James Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Forest City include: Clarks Woods Park (1), Tim Coffee Park (2), Sunshine Park (3), Rotary-Westgate Park (4), Pammel Park (5), North Woods Park (6), Merrick Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Mansion Museum - Winnebago Historical Society (336 North Clark Street).

Hotels: Village Chateau Motor Inn (1115 Highway 69 North), The Lodge (945 Highway 69 South), Bungalow Motor Lodge (Highway 69), Super 8 Motel (1215 Highway 69 South), Forest City Super 8 Motel (1215 Highway 69 S).

 
Winnebago County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 21.6. This is significantly better than average.
City:

21.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.136
U.S.:

2.879
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

11.4

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forest City and their reported violations in the past:

SUPER BOWL (Address: 19050 HWY 9 , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WORD OF FAITH DOMINION CHURCH (Address: 114 INDIAN AVE , Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-07-2005 to AUG-04-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2004), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2005)
THORPE PARK-WINNEBAGO CONSERVATION (Address: 34496 110TH AVE , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
PILOT KNOB STATE PARK-CAMPGROUND (Address: 2148 340TH ST , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forest City that have no violations reported:

  • FOREST CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 4362, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THREE FINGERS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forest City, IA

People in group quarters in Forest City in 2010:

  • 289 people in college/university student housing
  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Forest City in 2000:

  • 287 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in nursing homes
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Forest City compared to Iowa state average:

Forest City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Forest City (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers Bank & Trust Company: at 245 J Street, branch established on 1945/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $265.8 mil, Deposits: $214.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mbt Corp.
  • Titonka Savings Bank: Forest City Branch at 101 Highway 69 N, branch established on 1988/05/06. Info updated 2008/08/08: Bank assets: $151.7 mil, Deposits: $129.9 mil, headquarters in Titonka, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Titonka Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Forest City travel time to work - commute


Forest City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Forest City city (based on Winnebago County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.95%
Here86.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents61.0%13.9%11.6%3.9%3.8%
Congregations42.3%15.4%11.5%3.8%3.8%
Name Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceNorth American Baptist ConferenceGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.0%1.0%0.9%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Winnebago County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Winnebago County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,317$51,8040$0
Other Government Administration 4$11,024$33,0721$255
Police Protection - Officers 8$26,827$40,2410$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,809
Streets and Highways 4$14,929$44,7870$0
Airports 0$0 1$1,871
Health 3$10,063$40,2525$2,980
Solid Waste Management 3$8,929$35,7160$0
Sewerage 4$15,243$45,7290$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,860$35,4405$1,149
Water Supply 2$9,031$54,1860$0
Electric Power 9$34,118$45,4910$0
Local Libraries 1$3,308$39,6967$2,832
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,601
Totals for Government 42$146,649$41,90023$12,497

Forest City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $17,000 ($4.24)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,590,000 ($646.05)
    Police Protection: $608,000 ($151.66)
    Regular Highways: $472,000 ($117.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $316,000 ($78.82)
    Sewerage: $301,000 ($75.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000 ($66.10)
    Water Utilities: $202,000 ($50.39)
    Health Services - Other: $172,000 ($42.90)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($34.42)
    Libraries: $127,000 ($31.68)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($24.94)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($19.71)
    Other Hospitals: $75,000 ($18.71)
    Housing & Community Development: $73,000 ($18.21)
    Fire Protection: $61,000 ($15.22)
    Air Transportation: $58,000 ($14.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $47,000 ($11.72)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($3.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($33.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $295,000 ($73.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($35.17)
    Sewerage: $139,000 ($34.67)
    Electric Utilities: $114,000 ($28.44)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($22.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($15.71)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($8.48)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($7.73)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($4.49)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.75)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,736,000 ($433.03)

Forest City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $467,000 ($116.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($74.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($12.47)
    All Other: $32,000 ($7.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($9.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $610,000 ($152.16)
    Interest Earnings: $311,000 ($77.58)
    Special Assessments: $90,000 ($22.45)
    Property Sale Other: $13,000 ($3.24)
    Rents: $12,000 ($2.99)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,039,000 ($758.04)
    Water Utilities: $338,000 ($84.31)
    Transit Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $349,000 ($87.05)
    Health & Hospitals: $120,000 ($29.93)
    General Support: $70,000 ($17.46)
    All Other: $56,000 ($13.97)
  • Tax - Property: $1,166,000 ($290.85)
    Total General Sales: $290,000 ($72.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000 ($10.23)
    NEC: $7,000 ($1.75)

Forest City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $600,000 ($149.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,810,000 ($451.48)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,370,000 ($341.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,370,000 ($341.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $539,000 ($134.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $61,000 ($15.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,810,000 ($451.48)

Forest City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,536,000 ($2129.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $539,000 ($134.45)

4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, IA  0.73% ($28,031 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.57% ($25,840)
from Worth County, IA  0.37% ($25,375)


7.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,057 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.85% ($30,026 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.76% ($27,853)
to Worth County, IA  0.53% ($25,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest City:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest City:

  • KZOW (91.9 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: WALDORF COLLEGE)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)

TV broadcast stations around Forest City:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Forest City, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Forest City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 15

Incident types - Forest City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest City, IA

Most common first names in Forest City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3475.1 years
Anna2188.9 years
Donald2169.9 years
Robert1972.9 years
Clara1982.8 years
Ruth1888.7 years
Arthur1674.1 years
Evelyn1679.9 years
Emma1689.7 years
Carl1681.6 years
Most common last names in Forest City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson4180.7 years
Peterson3482.1 years
Johnson3383.0 years
Nelson3274.8 years
Anderson2983.0 years
Hanson2782.7 years
Thompson2581.0 years
Larson2174.7 years
Hanna1876.3 years
Bartleson1482.0 years
Businesses in Forest City, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Super 81
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1YMCA1
Subway1

Forest City on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment"
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  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #19 (50436) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 (50436) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Yugoslavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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