Forest City, Missouri

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Population in 2014: 254 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.9%
Males: 126  (49.8%)
Females: 128  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  48.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 64451, 64473.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,812 (it was $31,016 in 2000)
Forest City:

$45,812
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,171 (it was $18,671 in 2000)

Forest City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,628 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Forest City:

$65,628
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $66,902; Detached houses: $67,367

Median gross rent in 2013: $489.

  • Races in Forest City, MO (2010)

    Forest City races chart
    • 25695.5%White alone
    • 62.2%Hispanic
    • 31.1%American Indian alone
    • 31.1%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Forest City: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Irish (12.6%), English (7.7%), United States (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), Polish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 856 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 260 people per square mile   (very low).

Forest City, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Forest City:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City city:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 21.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $783 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $482 (0.8%)

Forest City satellite photo by USGS

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 September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-10.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Forest City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 102% 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 near Missouri state average. It is 76% 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 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 405.4 miles away from Forest City center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 362.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 375.2 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 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 398.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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 and 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)
  • TIFFANY HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOUND CITY, MO)
  • DONIPHAN CO HEALTH DEPT HHA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; TROY, KS)

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

  • Highland Community College (about 10 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 27 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 31 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Grantham University (about 58 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 62 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 65 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 71 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.4. This is worse than average.

City:

92.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.49
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 28.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for American Indian residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Missouri average:

11.0

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

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 Holt County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,87119
Mainline Protestant1,56813
Other1821
Catholic501
None1,241-
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: 2
Holt County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Holt County:

30.6%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forest City:

41.7%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.3%
Missouri:

46.9%

Average BMI:
Forest City:

28.9
Missouri:

28.7

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

4.6
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.7%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

38.3%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Forest City:

70.7%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest City, MO Residents
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 0$0 1$1,166
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$200
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$195
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$20
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,581

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($51.18)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($15.75)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($7.87)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $69,000 ($271.65)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($15.75)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($15.75)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($11.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($7.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($82.68)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($110.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($15.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($62.99)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $15,000 ($59.06)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($47.24)
    Property: $10,000 ($39.37)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($11.81)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.94)
    Tobacco Sales: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $243,000 ($956.69)
    End of Fiscal Year: $235,000 ($925.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($314.96)

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Missouri average:

6.69%

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 Buchanan County, MO  1.33% ($25,538 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.71% ($20,357)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Missouri average:

6.91%

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 Buchanan County, MO  1.26% ($26,280 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  1.16% ($28,957)
to Andrew County, MO  0.50% ($344,300)

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: -95.17686, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 23, 1995 09:15 PM, 111, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $743,000Total costs
  • 771Total average daily traffic
  • 114Total average daily truck traffic
  • 984Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Forest City

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (11%)

Forest City compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below 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.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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