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Population in 2012: 255 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.6%
Males: 130  (51.2%)
Females: 125  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  43.8 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64451, 64473.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,896 (it was $31,016 in 2000)
Forest City:

$39,896
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,221

Forest City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,428 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Forest City:

$62,428
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,696; Detached houses: $55,746; Mobile homes: $27,652

Median gross rent in 2012: $605.

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Forest City races chart
  • White alone - 256 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest City: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.0%), Irish (11.1%), English (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.1%), Polish (4.0%), United States (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 261 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Forest City:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City city:

  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Forest City, Missouri as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest City to the number of sex offenders is 255 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $560 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $475 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (24.4 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (71.3 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (412.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oregon, MO (1.6 miles ), White Cloud, KS (2.4 miles ), Fortescue, MO (2.9 miles) , Highland, KS (3.1 miles ), Bigelow, MO (3.2 miles) , Big Lake, MO (3.2 miles) , Mound City, MO (3.3 miles ), Fillmore, MO (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.98 N, Longitude: 95.19 W

Forest City household income distribution Forest City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-10.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Forest City, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Forest City-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 200% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Forest City city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/26/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from Forest City center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Holt County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest City topographic map

Birthplace of: W. Tate Brady - Ku Klux Klan activist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Forest City:

  • OREGON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; OREGON, MO)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)
  • HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Forest City, MO

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

  • Missouri Western State University (about 27 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,088)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 31 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Grantham University (about 58 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 62 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 65 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • Washburn University (about 71 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Kansas (about 71 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)

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Holt 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  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.8%

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

Forest City compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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 (45%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.74%
Here64.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents28.7%20.5%12.9%11.6%26.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%9.4%9.4%46.9%
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: 2
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Holt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Holt County:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.6%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Holt County:

16.1%
Missouri:

13.5%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,060
Sewerage 0$0 1$200
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,310

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($50.98)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($15.69)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.84)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $69,000 ($270.59)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($15.69)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($15.69)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($11.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($7.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($82.35)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($109.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($15.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($62.75)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $15,000 ($58.82)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($47.06)
    Property: $10,000 ($39.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($11.76)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.92)
    Tobacco Sales: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $243,000 ($952.94)
    End of Fiscal Year: $235,000 ($921.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($313.73)

6.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Missouri average:

7.87%

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 Buchanan County, MO  1.64% ($24,406 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  1.03% ($21,600)


7.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
Missouri average:

7.66%

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 Buchanan County, MO  1.47% ($28,276 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  1.11% ($18,909)
to Andrew County, MO  1.01% ($44,150)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest City:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest City:

  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KXCV (90.5 FM; MARYVILLE, MO; Owner: NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIV.)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest City:

  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)

Forest City fatal accident list:

Jan 20, 2009 01:15 PM, Sr-111, Lat: 39.98375, Lon: -95.17686111, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 23, 1995 09:15 PM, 111, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $743,000
Total average daily traffic: 776
Total average daily truck traffic: 115
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 991

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Forest City


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Most common first names in Forest City, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William979.2 years
John872.8 years
George776.7 years
Mary675.5 years
Henry586.4 years
Harry476.7 years
Thomas481.4 years
Hazel485.2 years
Robert474.5 years
Edith481.7 years
Most common last names in Forest City, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sipes881.5 years
Cotton681.0 years
Schaeffer679.8 years
Gordon675.8 years
Pilkington682.0 years
Hughes561.2 years
Whipple478.7 years
Fitzmaurice478.2 years
Hopper472.8 years
Derr483.5 years
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