Forrest City, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 14,291 (85% urban, 15% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 8,579  (60.0%)
Females: 5,712  (40.0%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72335.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,292 (it was $23,111 in 2000)
Forrest City:

$32,292
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,132 (it was $11,716 in 2000)

Forrest City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $71,244 (it was $56,100 in 2000)
Forrest City:

$71,244
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,189; detached houses: $124,834; townhouses or other attached units: $145,108; mobile homes: $77,009

Median gross rent in 2017: $588.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forrest City: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.7%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 2.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Forrest City, AR (2017)
    • 10,24769.1%Black alone
    • 3,61624.4%White alone
    • 4773.2%Hispanic
    • 1591.1%Two or more races
    • 1140.8%Asian alone
    • 730.5%Other race alone
    • 470.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Forrest City, Arkansas as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forrest City is 319 to 1.


Crime rates in Forrest City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(30.5)
2
(15.3)
4
(26.2)
3
(19.8)
1
(6.9)
3
(21.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(34.8)
8
(56.2)
6
(43.8)
7
(52.3)
5
(38.1)
5
(38.3)
6
(39.2)
4
(26.3)
9
(61.9)
4
(28.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
35
(243.4)
42
(295.0)
37
(270.1)
43
(321.1)
34
(259.1)
31
(237.5)
38
(248.4)
29
(191.0)
37
(254.4)
18
(127.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
71
(493.8)
82
(575.9)
59
(430.7)
64
(477.9)
58
(442.0)
63
(482.7)
74
(483.8)
99
(652.0)
124
(852.6)
107
(756.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
238
(1,655)
207
(1,454)
206
(1,504)
243
(1,815)
218
(1,661)
236
(1,808)
356
(2,328)
338
(2,226)
180
(1,238)
154
(1,089)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
915
(6,363)
806
(5,661)
959
(7,001)
763
(5,698)
895
(6,820)
921
(7,056)
839
(5,485)
715
(4,709)
549
(3,775)
552
(3,903)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(222.5)
58
(407.3)
40
(292.0)
55
(410.7)
39
(297.2)
31
(237.5)
32
(209.2)
27
(177.8)
134
(921.3)
176
(1,244)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(48.7)
5
(35.1)
6
(43.8)
2
(14.9)
6
(45.7)
4
(30.6)
6
(39.2)
4
(26.3)
9
(61.9)
11
(77.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)629.5609.4640.0621.5670.4656.9654.1606.7621.4586.4

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City-data.com crime index in Forrest City, AR

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (4.2%), African (2.1%), Arab (1.7%), Irish (1.3%), German (1.2%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/11/1870

Elevation: 252 feet

Land area: 16.3 square miles.

Population density: 879 people per square mile   (low).

Forrest City, Arkansas map

319 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

2.2%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $442 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $425 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (46.9 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (376.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Madison, AR (1.9 miles ),
Caldwell, AR (2.1 miles ),
Widener, AR (2.5 miles ),
Palestine, AR (2.7 miles ),
Haynes, AR (2.9 miles ),
Colt, AR (2.9 miles ),
Wynne, AR (3.9 miles ),
Marianna, AR (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.01 N, Longitude: 90.79 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,384 (+16.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,796 (70.5%)

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Forrest City, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Forrest City, AR in 2017

Forrest City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $140,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Forrest City, AR residents
Average permit cost in Forrest City, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Forrest City, AR
Historical housing units in Forrest City, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +1,010 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in Forrest City, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Food (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.0%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Forrest City, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.1%)

Average climate in Forrest City, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forrest City-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Forrest City city center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.1 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 112 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forrest City-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 50.6 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 120.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from Forrest City center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from Forrest City center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Forrest City topographic map

Hospitals in Forrest City:

  • FORREST CITY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1601 NEWCASTLE ROAD)
  • METH HOS OF JONESBORO/HOSPICE FOR CITY (815 NORTH WASHINGTON)
  • PATIENT'S CHOICE HOSPICE (1712 LINDAUER)

Nursing Homes in Forrest City:

  • CRESTPARK FORREST CITY, LLC (500 KITTEL RD)
  • CRESTPARK INN OF FORREST CITY (603 KITTEL ROAD)
  • CRESTPARK RETIREMENT INN (P O BOX 1658)
  • FOREST CITY LIFE CARE (P O BOX 1081)

Dialysis Facilities in Forrest City:

  • DAVITA - FORREST CITY (1501 N WASHINGTON ST)
  • FMCNA - ST FRANCIS COUNTY DIALYSIS (210 BARROW HILL RD)

Home Health Centers in Forrest City:

  • NORTHEAST ARKANSAS HOMECARE (1712 LINDAUER)
  • ST FRANCIS COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (413 NORTH DIVISION)

Airports and heliports located in Forrest City:

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Colleges/Universities in Forrest City:

  • East Arkansas Community College (Full-time enrollment: 919; Location: 1700 Newcastle Rd; Public; Website: WWW.EACC.EDU)
  • Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 391; Location: 1620 Newcastle Road; Public; Website: www.crti.tec.ar.us)

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

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 44 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 47 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Rhodes College (about 47 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 54 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 54 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Harding University (about 56 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 58 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)

Public high school in Forrest City:

Private high school in Forrest City:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 168, Location: 1611 N WASHINGTON ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forrest City:

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Library in Forrest City:

  • FORREST CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $194,918; Location: 421 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET; 22,333 books; 931 audio materials; 347 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Forrest City: Forrest City Country Club (A), Geriatrics Nursing Center (B), Forrest City Public Library (C), Saint Francis County Courthouse (D), Forrest City Fire Department (E), Southern Paramedic Service - Forrest City (F), Saint Francis County Sheriff's Office (G), Forrest City Police Department (H), Arkansas State Police Troop D (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Valli Vista Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Forrest City include: Summerfield Church (A), Jerusalem Church (B), Church of God of Forrest City (C), Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church (D), Church of the Good Shepherd (E), First Methodist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), Saint Francis Catholic Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forrest City Cemetery (1), Mount Vernon Cemetery (2), Henderson Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Forest Lake Number 6 (A), Forest Lake Number 5 (B), Forest Lake Number 3 (C), Hickey Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Forrest City include: Smith Stadium (1), Stuart Springs Park (2), Northside Park (3), Beech Grove Park (4), Sycamore Street Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce (203 North Izard Street), Honda of Forrest City (Tours & Charters; 4240 North Washington Street).

Hotels: Holiday Inn (200 Holiday Drive), Best Western Colony Inn (2333 North Washington Avenue), Save Inn (Highway 70 West), Luxury Inn (315 Barrow Hill Road), Forrest City-Days Inn (350 Barrow Hill Road), Econo Lodge Forrest City (204 Holiday Drive), Forrest City Super 8 Motel (215 Barrow Hill Road), Texas Motel (2021 East Broadway Street), Best Value Inn (115 Barrow Hill Road).

Court: St Francis County - Circuit Court Judge (Court House).

Birthplace of: Don Kessinger - Baseball player and coach, Gilbert Morris - Novelist, Dennis Winston - Football player, G. Wood - Actor, Jason Jones (wide receiver) - Football player.

St. Francis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

FORREST CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 14,049, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-20-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to JAN-07-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to JAN-07-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Trichloroethylene. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-09-2009 to JAN-07-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.2%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Forrest City in 2010:

  • 3,814 people in federal prisons
  • 91 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Forrest City in 2000:

  • 2,286 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Forrest City (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas: Izard Street Branch, North Washington Branch, First National Bank Of Eastern Arkan. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $355.0 mil, Deposits: $314.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Eastern Arkansas, Inc.
  • Forrest City Bank, National Association: at 715 N Washington, branch established on 1919/01/01; Express Bank Branch at 3200 North Washington, branch established on 1998/04/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $52.1 mil, Deposits: $47.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Forrest City Financial Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Forrest City - Rosser Branch at 321 North Rosser, branch established on 1921/01/01; Forrest City Civic Ctr Branch at 1403 Washington Street, branch established on 2009/07/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Wynne: Forrest City Branch at 810 North Washington, branch established on 1986/12/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $259.8 mil, Deposits: $224.3 mil, headquarters in Wynne, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First National Corporation Of Wynne

For population 15 years and over in Forrest City:

Marital status in Forrest City, AR
  • Never married: 40.6%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Forrest City:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Arkansas average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Forrest City, AR (based on St. Francis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,59644
Black Protestant3,73319
Mainline Protestant1,26611
Catholic921
Other-2
None13,571-
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: 7
Here:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
St. Francis County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
St. Francis County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Francis County:

11.4%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Francis County:

32.4%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Forrest City:

19.1%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Forrest City:

54.6%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Forrest City:

82.1%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Forrest City, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$102,621$36,2190$0
Water Supply 25$98,530$47,2940$0
Firefighters 19$62,495$39,4717$2,327
Solid Waste Management 18$34,729$23,1530$0
Police - Other 11$23,074$25,1720$0
Streets and Highways 11$21,941$23,9360$0
Parks and Recreation 10$21,474$25,7696$4,552
Other and Unallocable 8$17,854$26,7813$1,846
Judicial and Legal 8$17,688$26,5320$0
Financial Administration 3$8,794$35,1760$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,816$47,2648$4,574
Local Libraries 3$6,903$27,6122$1,632
Health 1$1,616$19,3920$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 154$429,535$33,47026$14,931

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

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $438,000 ($30.65)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,839,000 ($198.66)
    Water Utilities: $2,019,000 ($141.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,216,000 ($85.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,194,000 ($83.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $859,000 ($60.11)
    Sewerage: $843,000 ($58.99)
    Regular Highways: $796,000 ($55.70)
    Financial Administration: $761,000 ($53.25)
    General - Other: $410,000 ($28.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $366,000 ($25.61)
    Health - Other: $282,000 ($19.73)
    Libraries: $218,000 ($15.25)
    General Public Buildings: $187,000 ($13.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $75,000 ($5.25)
    Corrections - Other: $26,000 ($1.82)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $198,000 ($13.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $38,000 ($2.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($1.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($1.89)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($1.61)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.77)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($0.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,452,000 ($381.50)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,109,000 ($77.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $381,000 ($26.66)
    Other: $151,000 ($10.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $129,000 ($9.03)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($5.88)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,095,000 ($216.57)
    Highways: $46,000 ($3.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $822,000 ($57.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $429,000 ($30.02)
    Rents: $75,000 ($5.25)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($1.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,584,000 ($180.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,015,000 ($71.02)
    General Local Government Support: $264,000 ($18.47)
    Other: $170,000 ($11.90)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,708,000 ($259.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $804,000 ($56.26)
    Property: $618,000 ($43.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $469,000 ($32.82)
    Other License: $31,000 ($2.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000 ($2.10)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($0.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,810,000 ($546.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,830,000 ($477.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $980,000 ($68.57)

Forrest City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,761,000 ($403.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,187,000 ($642.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $751,000 ($52.55)

5.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

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 Cross County, AR  0.72% ($32,170 average AGI)
from Lee County, AR  0.59% ($28,791)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.54% ($23,000)


7.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($28,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

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 Craighead County, AR  1.07% ($25,000 average AGI)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.90% ($9,896)
to Cross County, AR  0.75% ($28,446)
Businesses in Forrest City, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Nike2
Advance Auto Parts1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1Popeyes2
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS4
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Waffle House1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Forrest City:

  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWYN (1400 AM; 1 kW; WYNNE, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forrest City:

  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K204CK (91.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K234AB (94.7 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWYN-FM (92.5 FM; WYNNE, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Forrest City:

  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Forrest City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 68Number of bridges
  • 495ft / 151mTotal length
  • $1,262,000Total costs
  • 698,937Total average daily traffic
  • 187,229Total average daily truck traffic
  • 370,754Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Forrest City, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 161960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 131990-1999
  • 242000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Forrest City, AR

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 111. The highest number of fire incidents - 220 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Forrest City, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (39.0%), and Structure Fires (38.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Forrest City, AR
    • 73239.0%Outside Fires
    • 72738.7%Structure Fires
    • 38320.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 372.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Forrest City, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Forrest City, Arkansas:

  • Days Inn, 200 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 115 Barrow Hill Rd, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-0042
  • Econo Lodge, 204 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-6900, Fax: (870) 633-6900
  • Hampton Inn Forrest City, 300 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 630-9000, Fax: (870) 630-0951
  • Comfort Suites, 320 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-2300, Fax: (870) 633-2301
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 220 Eldridge Rd, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-3700, Fax: (870) 633-3701
  • Super 8, 215, Barrow Hl Road,Forrest City, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-0888
  • Quality Inn, 2409 N Washington St, Forrest city, Arkansas 72335 , Phone: (870) 970-6161
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forrest City, Arkansas
Most common first names in Forrest City, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18470.8 years
Mary15377.6 years
John15176.5 years
William12172.3 years
Willie10874.7 years
Robert9970.6 years
George6676.2 years
Annie6084.4 years
Henry5376.8 years
Walter4873.9 years
Most common last names in Forrest City, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones12274.9 years
Williams11873.2 years
Smith11172.8 years
Johnson7775.9 years
Brown7374.8 years
Moore5471.7 years
Davis5374.9 years
Taylor4875.8 years
White4669.7 years
Walker3974.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forrest City, AR
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forrest City, AR
  • 52.1%Electricity
  • 47.9%Utility gas


Forrest City compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Forrest City on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
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