Forest City, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 7,210 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 3,231  (44.8%)
Females: 3,979  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28160.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,645 (it was $24,243 in 2000)
Forest City:

$25,645
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,482 (it was $15,248 in 2000)

Forest City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,085 (it was $61,700 in 2000)
Forest City:

$101,085
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $125,546; detached houses: $127,898; townhouses or other attached units: $166,913; mobile homes: $72,775

Median gross rent in 2017: $588.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest City: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.4%
(29.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.6% for Black residents, 62.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 91.9% for other race residents)
  • Races in Forest City, NC (2017)
    • 4,29257.9%White alone
    • 2,02827.4%Black alone
    • 1,01413.7%Hispanic
    • 330.4%Two or more races
    • 250.3%Asian alone
    • 70.09%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 83 registered sex offenders living in Forest City, North Carolina as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forest City is 90 to 1.


Crime rates in Forest City by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(13.4)
1
(13.7)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(53.8)
3
(41.2)
3
(42.3)
4
(56.2)
2
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.6)
0
(0.0)
6
(82.3)
2
(27.6)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(228.6)
18
(247.4)
10
(141.1)
10
(140.5)
7
(92.5)
6
(79.8)
7
(94.7)
3
(40.6)
4
(54.9)
3
(41.4)
12
(167.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(309.3)
45
(618.4)
27
(381.0)
21
(295.1)
17
(224.5)
17
(226.1)
10
(135.2)
6
(81.2)
21
(288.1)
51
(703.8)
24
(334.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
133
(1,789)
170
(2,336)
130
(1,835)
127
(1,784)
149
(1,968)
127
(1,689)
121
(1,636)
97
(1,313)
130
(1,784)
133
(1,835)
165
(2,300)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
478
(6,428)
414
(5,689)
532
(7,508)
435
(6,112)
464
(6,129)
450
(5,984)
431
(5,829)
402
(5,443)
430
(5,900)
350
(4,830)
361
(5,031)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(497.6)
28
(384.8)
30
(423.4)
14
(196.7)
23
(303.8)
16
(212.8)
33
(446.3)
23
(311.4)
27
(370.5)
31
(427.8)
29
(404.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(94.1)
3
(41.2)
11
(155.2)
5
(70.3)
2
(26.4)
3
(39.9)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.7)
2
(27.6)
1
(13.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)622.5680.2643.2531.3501.0443.8471.3363.0530.5531.2533.9

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City-data.com crime index in Forest City, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.32
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (34.7%), English (4.1%), European (2.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Irish (1.6%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 999 feet

Land area: 8.22 square miles.

Population density: 877 people per square mile   (low).

Forest City, North Carolina map

436 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America, 0.8% North America).

This town:

6.0%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $736 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $566 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (39.3 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (59.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (489.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bostic, NC (1.7 miles ),
Spindale, NC (1.9 miles ),
Caroleen, NC (2.3 miles ),
Ruth, NC (2.3 miles ),
Rutherfordton, NC (2.4 miles ),
Ellenboro, NC (2.5 miles ),
Henrietta, NC (2.6 miles ),
Cliffside, NC (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.33 N, Longitude: 81.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,732 (+51.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 804 (34.6%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Forest City, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Forest City, NC in 2017
Forest City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $216,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,200
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Forest City, NC residents
Average permit cost in Forest City, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Forest City, NC
Historical housing units in Forest City, NC
Most common industries in Forest City, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.9%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.2%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Forest City, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)

Average climate in Forest City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Forest City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2015 was 51.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2015 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Forest City-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Forest City town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 19.0 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forest City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.9 miles away from Forest City center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 122.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from Forest City center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 126.4 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 Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forest City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Forest City:

  • HOSPICE OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY (374 HUDLOW ROAD)
  • VOCA-ROLLINS GROUP HOME (297 BOB ROLLINS ROAD)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF FOREST CITY (830 BETHANY CHURCH RD)
  • DAVITA DIALYSIS OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY INC (226 COMMERCIAL DRIVE)
  • CAROLINA HOME CARE (212 ALLENDALE DRIVE)

Airports located in Forest City:

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

  • Isothermal Community College (about 3 miles; Spindale, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,165)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 13 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 22 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Limestone College (about 23 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 24 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 26 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 29 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

Public high schools in Forest City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest City:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forest City: Forest City Municipal Golf Course (A), Westside Rest Home (B), Callison Recreation Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tri-City Mall (1), Ingles Shopping Center (2), Horne Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forest City include: Crestview Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cool Springs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Fraternal Order of Eagles Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Spring Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Maimyetta Global Black Fine Artmsm and Hstrcl SCTY (Museums; 404 Hardin Road), Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 102 West Main Street).

Hotels: Gardo's Motel (1266 West Main Street), Four Seasons Services (168 Meadowbrook Drive), Comfort Inn Forest City (205 Commercial Drive).

Birthplace of: Jonathan Wilson (musician) - Singer-songwriter, Keyon Whiteside - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jan 31, 1980), Todd Coffey - Baseball player, Woody Abernathy (pitcher) - Major League Baseball pitcher, Venson Hamilton - Basketball player, Tim Earley - Poet.

Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

MT VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

60.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Forest City in 2010:

  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Forest City in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Forest City (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Forest City Main Branch at 364 Butler Road, branch established on 1971/08/12; Forest City Downtown Branch at 179 East Main Street, branch established on 1930/02/17. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 427 East Main Street Branch at 245 East Main Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Forest City Main Branch at 330 West Main Street, branch established on 1942/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Forest City Wal-Mart Branch at 197 Plaza Drive, branch established on 2005/05/25. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Forest City Branch at 318 West Main Street, branch established on 1987/09/09. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Mountain 1st Bank & Trust Company: Forest City Branch at 102 West Main Street, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2010/07/12: Bank assets: $700.0 mil, Deposits: $672.7 mil, headquarters in Hendersonville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Financial Services Corporation
  • HomeTrust Bank: Butler Road Branch at 351 Butler Road, branch established on 2007/04/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,578.5 mil, Deposits: $1,249.7 mil, headquarters in Clyde, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Forest City Branch at 704 Oak Street, branch established on 2001/07/09. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Shelby: Rutherford County Branch at 109 Plaza Drive Extension, branch established on 2005/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Forest City:

Marital status in Forest City, NC
  • Never married: 38.9%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Forest City:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Forest City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Forest City, NC (based on Rutherford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,251133
Mainline Protestant6,64937
Black Protestant3,38721
Catholic8771
Other3962
None17,469-
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: 17
Rutherford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Rutherford County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

15.2%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Forest City:

48.3%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.7%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Forest City:

29.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forest City:

20.8%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Forest City:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Forest City:

34.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forest City, NC 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
Police Protection - Officers 31$114,541$44,3380$0
Water Supply 15$44,814$35,8511$1,760
Firefighters 15$47,280$37,8247$756
Other and Unallocable 12$37,636$37,6366$3,715
Parks and Recreation 11$37,335$40,72912$7,088
Streets and Highways 9$19,220$25,62710$14,375
Financial Administration 9$33,668$44,8913$968
Sewerage 8$25,658$38,4870$0
Electric Power 5$21,265$51,0360$0
Other Government Administration 5$36,639$87,9346$4,098
Local Libraries 2$4,579$27,4741$133
Police - Other 2$6,089$36,5340$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,815
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 124$428,724$41,48947$35,708

Forest City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,553,000 ($1047.57)
    Police Protection: $2,548,000 ($353.40)
    Water Utilities: $1,864,000 ($258.53)
    Central Staff Services: $1,755,000 ($243.41)
    Sewerage: $1,636,000 ($226.91)
    Liquor Stores: $1,388,000 ($192.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,221,000 ($169.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,158,000 ($160.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,092,000 ($151.46)
    Regular Highways: $979,000 ($135.78)
    Financial Administration: $718,000 ($99.58)
    General - Other: $482,000 ($66.85)
    General Public Buildings: $280,000 ($38.83)
    Libraries: $142,000 ($19.69)
    Transit Utilities: $75,000 ($10.40)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($1.11)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($4.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $368,000 ($51.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $199,000 ($27.60)
    Electric Utilities: $151,000 ($20.94)
    Central Staff Services: $147,000 ($20.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000 ($16.92)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($13.31)
    Transit Utilities: $78,000 ($10.82)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($9.99)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($7.63)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($5.55)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($3.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $342,000 ($47.43)

Forest City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,434,000 ($198.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,025,000 ($142.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $240,000 ($33.29)
    Other: $43,000 ($5.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $40,000 ($5.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000 ($3.33)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($1.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $174,000 ($24.13)
    Rents: $60,000 ($8.32)
    Sale of Property: $45,000 ($6.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($0.55)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,877,000 ($1647.30)
    Water Utilities: $3,431,000 ($475.87)
    Liquor Stores: $1,562,000 ($216.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,261,000 ($174.90)
    Highways: $245,000 ($33.98)
    Other: $7,000 ($0.97)
  • Tax - Property: $3,422,000 ($474.62)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $998,000 ($138.42)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $107,000 ($14.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $40,000 ($5.55)
    Other License: $6,000 ($0.83)

Forest City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,738,000 ($241.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,547,000 ($214.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $191,000 ($26.49)

4.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cleveland County, NC  0.67% ($37,154 average AGI)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.23% ($31,854)
from Henderson County, NC  0.23% ($35,958)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cleveland County, NC  0.69% ($30,238 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.33% ($42,486)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.23% ($14,646)
Businesses in Forest City, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Advance Auto Parts1Nissan1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Staples1
Ford1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Tire Kingdom1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Honda1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets3

Strongest AM radio stations in Forest City:

  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAGY (1320 AM; 1 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: WAGY, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAB (590 AM; 1 kW; RUTHERFORDTON, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WGMA (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: MOONGLOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forest City:

  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forest City:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
Forest City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Forest City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 74Number of bridges
  • 787ft / 240mTotal length
  • 408,790Total average daily traffic
  • 42,763Total average daily truck traffic
  • 586,580Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forest City, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 221960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forest City, NC

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 149. The highest number of reported fires - 296 took place in 2010, and the least - 37 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Forest City, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.5%), and Outside Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forest City, NC
    • 1,11146.5%Structure Fires
    • 82234.4%Outside Fires
    • 27711.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1797.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forest City, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest City, North Carolina:

  • Ramada Limited, 2600 Hwy 74a, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 , Phone: (828) 248-1711, Fax: (828) 245-7764
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 164 Jameson Inn Dr, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 , Phone: (828) 287-8788
  • Quality Inn, 205 Commerical Dr, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 , Phone: (828) 248-3400, Fax: (828) 248-1183
  • Holiday Inn Express, 200 Holiday Inn Dr, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 , Phone: (828) 755-2000, Fax: (828) 755-2001
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest City, North Carolina
Most common first names in Forest City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23471.3 years
William16673.6 years
Mary15877.1 years
John13674.5 years
Robert9168.9 years
George8876.0 years
Charles8673.0 years
Annie5983.6 years
Thomas5671.2 years
Margaret5177.3 years
Most common last names in Forest City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9175.9 years
Harris8174.1 years
Greene6674.6 years
Hardin6677.9 years
Jones6375.9 years
Harrill5580.3 years
Davis5573.6 years
Johnson4573.4 years
Tate4475.4 years
Moore4271.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forest City, NC
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 38.5%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forest City, NC
  • 66.5%Electricity
  • 29.4%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Forest City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Forest City on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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