For population 25 years and over in Forest City:
For population 15 years and over in Forest City city:
18 residents are foreign born ().
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $285 (0.8%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-10.1%).
Work and jobs in Forest City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Forest City, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: W. Tate Brady - Ku Klux Klan activist.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest City:
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.
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.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.1%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Forest City compared to Missouri state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Forest City (based on Holt County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.74%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Forest City government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,886 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,464 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest City, MO