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Population (year 2000): 14,774. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,078 (-4.7% change)
Males: 7,937 (53.7%), Females: 6,837 (46.3%)

St. Francis County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $23,111 (year 2000)
Median house value: $57,900 (year 2000)

Forrest City, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Forrest City:

  • Black (60.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.6%)
  • Hispanic (8.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (4.3%), German (3.2%), English (3.0%), Irish (3.0%), French (1.0%).City, Arkansas

Elevation: 252 feet

Land area: 16.3 square miles

Forrest

For population 25 years and over in Forrest City

  • High school or higher: 65.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forrest City city

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

0.2% Foreign born

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


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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (439.6 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: AR (4.3 miles Madison, AR (4.7 miles Caldwell, AR (7.3 miles Widener, AR (8.3 miles Haynes, AR (8.4 miles Palestine, AR (8.5 miles Colt, AR (15.0 miles Wynne, AR (16.4 miles Marianna,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 16 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 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

Latitude: 35.01 N, Longitude: 90.79 W

Area code: 870

Forrest City, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Retail trade (13.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,637 (+17.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,740 (68.4%)

Crime in Forrest City by Year

Type 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 2 3 1 0
    per 100,000 13.5 20.3 6.8 0.0
Rapes 6 6 4 3
    per 100,000 40.6 40.6 27.1 20.3
Robberies 40 41 25 31
    per 100,000 270.7 277.5 169.2 209.8
Assaults 246 288 263 61
    per 100,000 1665.1 1949.4 1780.2 412.9
Burglaries 211 204 167 248
    per 100,000 1428.2 1380.8 1130.4 1678.6
Thefts 953 874 748 803
    per 100,000 6450.5 5915.8 5062.9 5435.2
Auto thefts 43 57 39 51
    per 100,000 291.1 385.8 264.0 345.2
825.3 873.8 727.2 516.2

Average climate in Forrest City, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Forrest

Forrest City-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 139% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 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.


Hospital/medical center in Forrest City:
  • BAPTIST MEM HOSPITAL FORREST CITY INC (1601 NEWCASTLE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Forrest City:
  • CROSSRIDGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; WYNNE, AR)
  • HELENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 38 miles; HELENA, AR)
  • CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 44 miles; WEST MEMPHIS, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Forrest City, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forrest City:
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 57 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 68 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • LITTLE ROCK AFB (about 94 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AR; ID: LRF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forrest City:
  • FORREST CITY MUNI (about 6 miles; FORREST CITY, AR; ID: FCY)
  • WYNNE MUNI (about 15 miles; WYNNE, AR; ID: M65)
  • LEE COUNTY-MARIANNA (about 17 miles; MARIANNA, AR; ID: 6M7)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 7 $9,266 $15,884 0 $0
Water Supply 19 $25,144 $15,880 3 $777
Local Libraries 3 $4,521 $18,084 1 $235
Police Protection - Officers 30 $81,225 $32,490 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 8 $14,008 $21,012 1 $897
Judicial and Legal 9 $17,513 $23,350 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $15,622 $15,622 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $4,320 $25,920 0 $0
Sewerage 2 $2,316 $13,896 0 $0
Firefighters 19 $47,253 $29,844 4 $959
Health 2 $3,031 $18,186 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $18,060 $21,672 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $17,750 $23,666 1 $489
Streets and Highways 12 $20,214 $20,214 0 $0
Totals for Government 144 $280,241 $23,353 10 $3,356
Colleges/Universities in Forrest City:
  • EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 864; Location: 1700 NEWCASTLE RD; Public; Website: WWW.EACC.CC.AR.US)
  • CROWLEYS RIDGE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 110; Location: 1620 Newcastle Road; Public; Website: WWW.CRTI.TEC.AR.US)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forrest City:
  • ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 58 miles; STATE UNIVERSITY, AR; Full-time enrollment: 8,696)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 59 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 59 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (about 59 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 2,019)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; FT enrollment: 3,842)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 66 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • HARDING UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; SEARCY, AR; FT enrollment: 3,959)
Public high school in Forrest City:
  • FORREST CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 756; Location: 467 VICTORIA; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Forrest City:
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 1611 NORTH WASHINGTON ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Forrest City:
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 738; Location: 801 DEADERICK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FORREST CITY JR. HIGH (Students: 660; Location: 1133 N DIVISION; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 616 W BROADWAY; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • STEWART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 481; Location: 625 IRVING STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FORREST HILLS ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 2505 SYCAMORE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Forrest City:
  • FORREST CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $192,505; Location: 421 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET; 32,301 books; 1,169 audio materials; 1,227 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Forrest City: Forrest City Country Club (A), Forrest City Public Library (B), Saint Francis County Courthouse (C), Geriatrics Nursing Center (D).

Shopping Center: Valli Vista Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Forrest City include: Calvary Bible Church (A), Summerfield Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God of Forrest City (D), Church of the Good Shepherd (E), Saint Francis Catholic Church (F), First Baptist Church of Forrest City (G), First Christian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Forrest City Cemetery (1), Mount Vernon Cemetery (2), Henderson Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Hickey Lake (A), Forest Lake Number 6 (B), Forest Lake Number 5 (C), Forest Lake Number 3 (D).

Parks in Forrest City include: Beech Grove Park (1), Sycamore Street Park (2), Northside Park (3), Smith Stadium (4), Stuart Springs Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Forrest City compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KWYN (1400 AM; 1 kW; WYNNE, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • KWYN-FM (92.5 FM; WYNNE, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • 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.)

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