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Population in 2012: 7,413 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 

Males: 2,930  (39.5%)
Females: 4,483  (60.5%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28160.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,154 (it was $24,243 in 2000)
Forest City:

$23,154
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,233

Forest City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,192 (it was $61,700 in 2000)
Forest City:

$99,192
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,237; Detached houses: $107,931; Townhouses or other attached units: $161,706; Mobile homes: $80,200

Median gross rent in 2012: $518.

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Forest City races chart
  • White alone - 4,793 (64.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,913 (25.6%)
  • Hispanic - 520 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 143 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 95 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forest City: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: United States (17.0%), Irish (11.2%), English (8.4%), German (7.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 999 feet

Land area: 8.22 square miles.

Population density: 902 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forest City:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City town:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

276 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Forest City, North Carolina as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forest City to the number of sex offenders is 132 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $758 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $553 (0.6%)

Forest City satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.33 N, Longitude: 81.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,297 (+57.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,095 (44.6%)

Area code: 828

Forest City household income distribution Forest City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Forest City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 0000111000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.013.413.714.10.00.00.0
Rapes 3423433420
per 100,000 39.151.326.740.153.841.242.356.226.40.0
Robberies 14116101718101076
per 100,000 182.4141.080.1133.5228.6247.4141.1140.592.579.8
Assaults 21191236234527211717
per 100,000 273.5243.5160.3480.6309.3618.4381.0295.1224.5226.1
Burglaries 166131101165133170130127149127
per 100,000 2162.31678.81348.82202.91788.62336.11834.61784.51968.01688.8
Thefts 471384278448478414532435464450
per 100,000 6135.24921.23712.65981.36428.25689.27507.86112.16128.65984.0
Auto thefts 24201819372830142316
per 100,000 312.6256.3240.4253.7497.6384.8423.4196.7303.8212.8
Arson 12257311523
per 100,000 13.025.626.766.894.141.2155.270.326.439.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.8) 532.4441.9321.5550.9589.3643.9608.9502.9474.2420.0

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 33 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.12
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Forest City, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -216 (-2.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Forest City, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Forest City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 33% greater 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 above North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from Forest City center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 16.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from Forest City center
On 1/1/1993 at 05:08:05, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 2.2 mi) earthquake occurred 39.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Forest City:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Forest City, NC

Airports located in Forest City:


Local government website: www.townofforestcity.com

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

  • Gardner-Webb University (about 13 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,457)
  • Limestone College (about 23 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 24 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 26 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • Gaston College (about 39 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 42 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 43 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)

Public high schools in Forest City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Forest City:

Private elementary/middle school in Forest City:

  • MASTER'S ACADEMY (Students: 106; Location: 120 SCHOOL DR; Grades: PK - 10)
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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).

 
Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

28.3

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:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MT HEBRON UMC (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
MT VERNON CUBBARD (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • EXCEL MART NO 305 (Population served: 110, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.1%
(29.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 51.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 47.3% for two or more races residents)

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

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

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

Forest City compared to North Carolina state average:

Forest City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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) (Amended And
  • 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

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

  • Ramada Limited, 2600 Hwy 74a, Forest City, NC 28043 , Phone: (828) 248-1711, Fax: (828) 245-7764
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 164 Jameson Inn Dr, Forest City, NC 28043 , Phone: (828) 287-8788
  • Quality Inn, 205 Commerical Dr, Forest City, NC 28043 , Phone: (828) 248-3400, Fax: (828) 248-1183
  • Holiday Inn Express, 200 Holiday Inn Dr, Forest City, NC 28043 , Phone: (828) 755-2000, Fax: (828) 755-2001
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forest City, North Carolina

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:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.21%
Here70.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic Church
Adherents76.5%12.3%1.9%1.6%1.3%
Congregations60.7%16.7%5.3%0.7%0.7%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.2%0.8%0.8%0.6%3.0%
Congregations2.0%0.7%1.3%2.7%9.3%
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: 17
Rutherford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

15.6%

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
Financial Administration 7$25,617$43,9150$0
Other Government Administration 7$26,419$45,2900$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$96,743$38,6970$0
Police - Other 6$14,195$28,3902$2,702
Firefighters 13$34,280$31,6431$276
Fire - Other 1$1,834$22,0080$0
Streets and Highways 15$45,078$36,0626$6,139
Solid Waste Management 5$9,806$23,5341$1,329
Sewerage 7$20,422$35,0090$0
Parks and Recreation 12$30,463$30,46313$2,990
Water Supply 15$37,363$29,8901$1,329
Electric Power 9$28,102$37,4690$0
Local Libraries 2$4,456$26,7361$1,103
Other and Unallocable 1$2,183$26,1960$0
Totals for Government 130$376,961$34,79625$15,868

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,778,000 ($644.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,524,000 ($205.58)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,959,000 ($803.86)
    Police Protection: $1,806,000 ($243.63)
    Sewerage: $1,780,000 ($240.12)
    Regular Highways: $953,000 ($128.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $926,000 ($124.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $841,000 ($113.45)
    Water Utilities: $763,000 ($102.93)
    Fire Protection: $557,000 ($75.14)
    Central Staff Services: $404,000 ($54.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $315,000 ($42.49)
    Financial Administration: $226,000 ($30.49)
    Libraries: $117,000 ($15.78)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($7.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $36,000 ($4.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($1.08)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($0.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($4.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,279,000 ($172.53)
    Electric Utilities: $254,000 ($34.26)
    Regular Highways: $152,000 ($20.50)
    Police Protection: $107,000 ($14.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $74,000 ($9.98)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($3.51)
    Central Staff: $26,000 ($3.51)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.35)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($1.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,000 ($0.40)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,256,000 ($439.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $426,000 ($57.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,704,000 ($499.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $868,000 ($117.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $318,000 ($42.90)
    All Other: $80,000 ($10.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $292,000 ($39.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $441,000 ($59.49)
    All Other: $34,000 ($4.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $601,000 ($81.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $136,000 ($18.35)
    Rents: $17,000 ($2.29)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,511,000 ($1148.12)
    Water Utilities: $1,588,000 ($214.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $439,000 ($59.22)
    General Support: $332,000 ($44.79)
    Highways: $289,000 ($38.99)
  • Tax - Property: $1,044,000 ($140.83)
    NEC: $101,000 ($13.62)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,092,000 ($956.70)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $716,000 ($96.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,092,000 ($956.70)
    Other, NEC: $716,000 ($96.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,324,000 ($1527.59)

4.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

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 Cleveland County, NC  0.58% ($31,073 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.25% ($31,170)
from Polk County, NC  0.23% ($27,354)


4.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

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 Cleveland County, NC  0.72% ($28,073 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.32% ($30,716)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($27,293)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Forest City, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 35
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 52
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 36
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 91
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Forest City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 11,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 660


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 193
  • Hazardous Condition: 241
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 26

Incident types - Forest City


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

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
Businesses in Forest City, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
Ace Hardware1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Quality1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Staples1
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Tire Kingdom1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kincaid1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS3
Long John Silver's1Verizon Wireless1
Lowe's1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1
McDonald's2Wendy's1
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