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Population (year 2000): 7,549. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,273 (-3.7% change)
Males: 3,432 (45.5%), Females: 4,117 (54.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $24,243 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Forest City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.4%)
  • Black (28.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (12.7%), German (9.7%), Irish (8.1%), English (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Subsaharan African (1.5%).City, North Carolina

Elevation: 999 feet

Land area: 8.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Forest City

  • High school or higher: 64.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forest City town

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

2.7% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America).

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (47.7 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (72.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (563.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (3.3 miles Bostic, NC (4.2 miles Spindale, NC (6.2 miles Ruth, NC (6.6 miles Rutherfordton, NC (7.6 miles Ellenboro, NC (11.8 miles Mooresboro, SC Chesnee, (12.7 miles NC (14.7 miles Lattimore,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 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

Latitude: 35.33 N, Longitude: 81.87 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (35.2%), Retail trade (16.0%), Educational,health and social services (15.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,177 (+55.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,373 (44.4%)


 

Crime in Forest City by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 4 2 3
    per 100,000 39.7 53.0 26.5 39.7
Robberies 14 11 6 10
    per 100,000 185.5 145.7 79.5 132.5
Assaults 21 19 12 36
    per 100,000 278.2 251.7 159.0 476.9
Burglaries 166 131 101 165
    per 100,000 2199.0 1735.3 1337.9 2185.7
Thefts 471 384 278 448
    per 100,000 6239.2 5086.8 3682.6 5934.6
Auto thefts 24 20 18 19
    per 100,000 317.9 264.9 238.4 251.7
556.1 461.4 326.3 561.5

Average climate in Forest City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Forest City-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Forest City city 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 4 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Keyon Whiteside - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jan 31, 1980).


Hospitals/medical centers near Forest City:
  • RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC (about 9 miles; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • CRAWLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC)
  • CLEVELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; SHELBY, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Forest City:
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 40 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 44 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 47 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Forest City:
  • RUTHERFORD CO - MARCHMAN FIELD (about 8 miles; RUTHERFORDTON, NC; ID: FQD)
  • SHELBY MUNI (about 20 miles; SHELBY, NC; ID: EHO)
  • FAIRVIEW (about 22 miles; LANDRUM, SC; ID: 33A)

Local government website:

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
Other and Unallocable 8 $22,964 $34,446 0 $0
Local Libraries 2 $4,013 $24,078 1 $992
Electric Power 8 $23,235 $34,852 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $33,979 $31,365 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $26,184 $34,912 0 $0
Streets and Highways 15 $25,954 $20,763 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 29 $90,569 $37,476 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $16,219 $64,876 6 $6,356
Financial Administration 8 $20,980 $31,470 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $29,515 $32,198 4 $1,413
Fire - Other 1 $1,444 $17,328 0 $0
Firefighters 8 $33,133 $49,699 1 $762
Police - Other 6 $12,822 $25,644 1 $718
Totals for Government 121 $341,011 $33,819 13 $10,240
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forest City:
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 23 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 25 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 48 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 48 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 6,157)
Public high schools in Forest City:
  • EAST RUTHERFORD HIGH (Students: 911; Location: CAVALIER DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHASE HIGH (Students: 835; Location: 1603 CHASE HIGH ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Forest City:
  • CHASE MIDDLE (Students: 759; Location: 840 CHASE HIGH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HARRIS ELEMENTARY (Students: 652; Location: 3330 US 221 S HWY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FORREST W HUNT ELEMENTARY (Students: 464; Location: 100 FORREST HUNT DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PAUL L DUNBAR SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 286 LEARNING PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FOREST CITY ELEMENTARY (Students: 293; Location: 140 OLD CAROLEAN ROAD; Grades: KG - 02)
  • MT VERNON-RUTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 256; Location: 2785 HUDLOW ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
 

Forest City compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
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.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WGMA (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: MOONGLOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
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.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS 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)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • 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)
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.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

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