Forest City, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 4,002 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 
Males: 1,936  (48.4%)
Females: 2,066  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50436.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,657 (it was $40,031 in 2000)
Forest City:

$44,657
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,504 (it was $18,285 in 2000)

Forest City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,498 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Forest City:

$97,498
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $470.

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  • Races in Forest City, IA (2010)

    Forest City races chart
    • 3,85692.9%White alone
    • 1243.0%Hispanic
    • 631.5%Black alone
    • 491.2%Asian alone
    • 471.1%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Forest City: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Norwegian (20.9%), Irish (9.5%), English (9.5%), Swedish (3.5%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/14/1878

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 4.16 square miles.

Population density: 963 people per square mile   (low).

Forest City,IA real estate house value index trend

Forest City, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Forest City:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City city:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

186 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.3%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Forest City, Iowa as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest City to the number of sex offenders is 668 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,551 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,040 (1.2%)

Forest City satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 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: +1,866 (+44.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,596 (73.0%)

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 2013
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0001000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.023.40.00.00.00.024.10.0
Robberies 0100000010
per 100,000 0.022.80.00.00.00.00.00.024.10.0
Assaults 454513861463
per 100,000 91.8114.291.9117.2309.4195.4147.6353.4144.975.6
Burglaries 7214105171715123
per 100,000 160.745.7321.7234.5119.0415.2418.1378.7289.875.6
Thefts 121397111911153418
per 100,000 275.4297.0206.8164.1261.8464.1270.5378.7821.1453.7
Auto thefts 0000210214
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.047.624.40.050.524.1100.8
Arson 0010110110
per 100,000 0.00.023.00.023.824.40.025.224.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.5) 36.840.644.659.176.680.463.1105.6100.342.3

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-2.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Forest City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forest City, Iowa average temperatures Forest City, Iowa average precipitation Forest City, Iowa humidity Forest City, Iowa wind speed Forest City, Iowa snowfall Forest City, Iowa sunshine Forest City, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Forest City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Forest City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 295.6 miles away from Forest City center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 448.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from Forest City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 272.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 5, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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 and medical centers in Forest City:

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

Airports located in Forest City:

College/University in Forest City:

  • Waldorf College (Full-time enrollment: 762; Location: 106 S Sixth St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.waldorf.edu)

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

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 27 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 44 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 61 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 61 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 64 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 67 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 76 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

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

Main business address in Forest City: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES INC (A). Display/hide its location 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.6
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/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.:

9.1

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

THREE FINGERS CAMPGROUND (Address: 35604 135TH AVE , Population served: 252, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUPER BOWL (Address: 19050 HWY 9 , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: 3115 URBAN AVE , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-16-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
THORPE PARK-WINNEBAGO CONSERVATION (Address: 34496 110TH AVE , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • FOREST CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 4,151, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PILOT KNOB STATE PARK-CAMPGROUND (Address: 2148 340TH ST , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.6%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.1% 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

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, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Forest City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Forest City travel time to work - commute Forest City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,24714
Evangelical Protestant91715
Catholic8103
Other5-
None1,887-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

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

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

27.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$8,091$19,4181$228
Other Government Administration 8$2,215$3,3230$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$14,369$24,6330$0
Streets and Highways 4$7,801$23,4030$0
Health 4$6,723$20,1691$190
Solid Waste Management 3$4,682$18,7280$0
Sewerage 4$7,363$22,0890$0
Parks and Recreation 3$4,673$18,6923$711
Water Supply 2$4,337$26,0220$0
Electric Power 9$17,886$23,8480$0
Local Libraries 1$1,746$20,9524$3,447
Other and Unallocable 0$1,936 4$4,286
Totals for Government 50$81,822$19,63713$8,862

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $17,000 ($4.25)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,590,000 ($647.18)
    Police Protection: $608,000 ($151.92)
    Regular Highways: $472,000 ($117.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $316,000 ($78.96)
    Sewerage: $301,000 ($75.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000 ($66.22)
    Water Utilities: $202,000 ($50.47)
    Health Services - Other: $172,000 ($42.98)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($34.48)
    Libraries: $127,000 ($31.73)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($24.99)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($19.74)
    Other Hospitals: $75,000 ($18.74)
    Housing & Community Development: $73,000 ($18.24)
    Fire Protection: $61,000 ($15.24)
    Air Transportation: $58,000 ($14.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $47,000 ($11.74)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($3.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($33.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $295,000 ($73.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($35.23)
    Sewerage: $139,000 ($34.73)
    Electric Utilities: $114,000 ($28.49)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($22.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($15.74)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($8.50)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($7.75)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($4.50)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.75)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,736,000 ($433.78)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $467,000 ($116.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $300,000 ($74.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($12.49)
    All Other: $32,000 ($8.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($9.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $610,000 ($152.42)
    Interest Earnings: $311,000 ($77.71)
    Special Assessments: $90,000 ($22.49)
    Property Sale Other: $13,000 ($3.25)
    Rents: $12,000 ($3.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,039,000 ($759.37)
    Water Utilities: $338,000 ($84.46)
    Transit Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $349,000 ($87.21)
    Health & Hospitals: $120,000 ($29.99)
    General Support: $70,000 ($17.49)
    All Other: $56,000 ($13.99)
  • Tax - Property: $1,166,000 ($291.35)
    Total General Sales: $290,000 ($72.46)
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000 ($10.24)
    NEC: $7,000 ($1.75)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $600,000 ($149.93)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,810,000 ($452.27)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,370,000 ($342.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,370,000 ($342.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $539,000 ($134.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $61,000 ($15.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,810,000 ($452.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,536,000 ($2132.93)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $539,000 ($134.68)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,186 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, IA  0.64% ($28,679 average AGI)
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.60% ($69,462)
from Worth County, IA  0.41% ($32,556)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.73% ($26,250 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
to Worth County, IA  0.39% ($28,588)

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)
Forest City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Forest City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 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
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1YMCA1
Pizza Hut1

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  • #19 (50436) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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