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Population in 2012: 15,220 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 

Males: 8,664  (56.9%)
Females: 6,556  (43.1%)

Median resident age:  34.8 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72335.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,194 (it was $23,111 in 2000)
Forrest City:

$27,194
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,627

Forrest City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,840 (it was $56,100 in 2000)
Forrest City:

$77,840
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,086; Detached houses: $96,345; In 2-unit structures: $86,447; Mobile homes: $46,939

Median gross rent in 2012: $561.

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Forrest City races chart
  • Black alone - 9,935 (65.2%)
  • White alone - 4,148 (27.2%)
  • Hispanic - 708 (4.6%)
  • Two or more races - 361 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 52 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 29 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 12 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forrest City: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (5.0%), Irish (4.3%), German (4.2%), English (2.3%), Subsaharan African (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/11/1870

Elevation: 252 feet

Land area: 16.3 square miles.

Population density: 936 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forrest City:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forrest City city:

  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 30.1%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

534 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America).

This city:  3.5%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Forrest City, Arkansas as of August 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Forrest City to the number of sex offenders is 725 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $380 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $415 (0.6%)

Forrest City satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $99,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.01 N, Longitude: 90.79 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,806 (+18.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,923 (69.5%)

Area code: 870

Forrest City household income distribution Forrest City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Forrest City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 23103020424
per 100,000 14.620.26.90.020.90.014.60.030.515.326.2
Rapes 66435867556
per 100,000 43.740.327.420.734.856.243.852.338.138.339.2
Robberies 4041253135423743343138
per 100,000 291.0275.6171.4213.9243.4295.0270.1321.1259.1237.5248.4
Assaults 2462882636171825964586374
per 100,000 1789.71935.91803.6420.9493.8575.9430.7477.9442.0482.7483.8
Burglaries 211204167248238207206243218236356
per 100,000 1535.11371.21145.21711.21655.21453.81503.81814.71661.21808.22327.6
Thefts 953874748803915806959763895921839
per 100,000 6933.45874.85129.65540.66363.45660.57000.55697.96820.17056.45485.5
Auto thefts 4357395132584055393132
per 100,000 312.8383.1267.5351.9222.5407.3292.0410.7297.2237.5209.2
Arson N/A2117562646
per 100,000 N/A13.46.96.948.735.143.814.945.730.639.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.4) 930.2915.0763.6540.9637.1616.7647.7629.0678.5664.8661.9

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 42 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Arkansas average:

1.98

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Forrest City, Arkansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,010 (+7.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Forrest City, Arkansas

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Tornado activity:

Forrest City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 218% 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 71% 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 5/4/2001 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 the 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 Forrest City center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Forrest City topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Forrest City:

  • DAVITA - FORREST CITY (Dialysis Facility, 1501 N WASHINGTON ST)
  • FMCNA - ST FRANCIS COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 210 BARROW HILL RD)
  • NORTHEAST ARKANSAS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 1712 LINDAUER)
  • ST FRANCIS COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, 413 NORTH DIVISION)
  • FORREST CITY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1601 NEWCASTLE ROAD)
  • METH HOS OF JONESBORO/HOSPICE FOR CITY (Hospital, 815 NORTH WASHINGTON)
  • PATIENT'S CHOICE HOSPICE (Hospital, 1712 LINDAUER)
  • CRESTPARK FORREST CITY, LLC (Nursing Home, 500 KITTEL RD)
  • CRESTPARK INN OF FORREST CITY (Nursing Home, 603 KITTEL ROAD)
  • CRESTPARK RETIREMENT INN (Nursing Home, P O BOX 1658)
  • FOREST CITY LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, P O BOX 1081)

Political contributions by individuals in Forrest City, AR

Airports and heliports located in Forrest City:


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Local government website: www.forrestcity-ar.com

Colleges/Universities in Forrest City:

  • East Arkansas Community College (Full-time enrollment: 841; Location: 1700 Newcastle Rd; Public; Website: WWW.EACC.EDU)
  • Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 205; 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: 6,609)
  • University of Memphis (about 49 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 53 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,204)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 54 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,224)
  • Harding University (about 56 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 58 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 63 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)

Public high school in Forrest City:

  • FORREST CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 920; Location: 467 VICTORIA; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Forrest City:

  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 936; Location: 801 DEADERICK RD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • STEWART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 611; Location: 400 DAWSON RD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • FORREST CITY JR. HIGH (Students: 537; Location: 1133 NORTH DIVISION; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 616 WEST BROADWAY; Grades: 05 - 06)
See full list of schools located in Forrest City

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)

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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).

 
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 that have no violations reported:

  • FORREST CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 14060, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.9%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 34.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forrest City, AR

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

Forrest City compared to Arkansas state average:

Forrest City, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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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

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

  • Days Inn, 200 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (Inv) lid Input
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 115 Barrow Hill Rd, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-0042
  • Days Inn, 350 Barrow Hill Rd, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-0777, Fax: (870) 633-0770
  • Econo Lodge, 204 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-6900, Fax: (870) 633-6900
  • Hampton Inn Forrest City, 300 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (870) 630-9000, Fax: (870) 630-0951
  • Comfort Suites, 320 Holiday Dr, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-2300, Fax: (870) 633-2301
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 220 Eldridge Rd, Forrest City, AR 72335 , Phone: (870) 633-3700, Fax: (870) 633-3701
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Forrest City, Arkansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Forrest City travel time to work - commute


Forrest City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.08%
Here45.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents59.3%10.5%7.8%6.2%4.7%
Congregations33.3%17.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.4%1.7%1.4%1.1%3.9%
Congregations10.5%1.8%1.8%3.5%15.8%
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: 7
St. Francis County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
St. Francis County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

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

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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%
State:

13.6%

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 3$8,732$34,9280$0
Other Government Administration 12$18,037$18,0370$0
Judicial and Legal 7$14,635$25,0890$0
Police Protection - Officers 34$101,523$35,8320$0
Police - Other 9$16,034$21,3790$0
Firefighters 20$62,762$37,6577$769
Streets and Highways 8$16,295$24,4430$0
Health 6$9,622$19,2442$661
Solid Waste Management 19$32,448$20,4932$567
Sewerage 2$2,934$17,6040$0
Parks and Recreation 7$23,588$40,4371$730
Water Supply 20$31,851$19,1114$1,370
Other and Unallocable 6$13,749$27,4980$0
Totals for Government 153$352,210$27,62416$4,097


5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

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 Cross County, AR  0.89% ($24,214 average AGI)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.57% ($19,711)
from Lee County, AR  0.46% ($21,556)


7.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

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 Crittenden County, AR  1.15% ($26,548 average AGI)
to Cross County, AR  1.04% ($35,071)
to Craighead County, AR  0.68% ($18,200)

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 (per 100,000 population)


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



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


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
Businesses in Forrest City, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1Popeyes2
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Forrest City, AR


Forrest City on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jason Aaron Long (8)
  • James Leon Owen, Jr. (1)
  • Hiroki Gakumura (1)
  • Larry M. Jayroe (1)

Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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