For population 25 years and over in Forest City:
For population 15 years and over in Forest City borough:
37 residents are foreign born (1.1% North America, 0.4% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,396 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (19.6 miles , pop. 76,415).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (92.0 miles , pop. 273,546).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (98.8 miles , pop. 1,537,195).
Nearest cities: Vandling borough, PA (1.1 miles ), Union Dale borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Carbondale, PA (2.4 miles ), Waymart borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Mayfield borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Prompton borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Jermyn borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Bethany borough, PA (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 75.47 W
Area code: 570
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Forest City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -216 (-10.4%).
Work and jobs in Forest City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Forest City, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Forest City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Forest City borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.
On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 30.9 miles away from the borough center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Forest City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Forest City center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from Forest City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Susquehanna County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Harry Lumley (baseball) - Baseball player, Patrick H. O'Malley, Jr. - Actor.
Hospitals/medical centers near Forest City:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest City:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 16.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.4%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 79.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
147 people in nursing homes in 2000
Forest City compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Banks with branches in Forest City (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Forest City (based on Susquehanna County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.57%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
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Forest City government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,383 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:
5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,119 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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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,695
Total average daily truck traffic: 259
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 3,415
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
Businesses in Forest City, PA
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.