This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Forrest City has a very low population density. Forrest City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Forrest City, AR is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Forrest City has a population density of 818, with 13,306 current residents.
Out of the 13,306 current residents, 56% are male and 44% are female. 56% of the residents are married and 44% are single.
- 60% Sun
- 53% Rain
- 5% Snow
61°F average temperature
- 37 years Median home age
- $68,010 Median home price
- -0.82% Home appreciation rate
- 5.66% Annual property tax
As for living in Forrest City, the air quality is 91% and the weather, on average, is 60% sunny, 53% rainy, and 5% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Forrest City, you should know that 41.3% of homes are owned while 39.8% of homes are rented, and 19% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $68,010, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.82% and the annual property tax is 5.66%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of Forrest City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Forrest City’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Forrest City is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 57.72% Democratic, 41.21% Republican, and 1.07% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
65%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
4%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Forrest City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.30% of residents are unemployed in Forrest City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Forrest City residents: 8.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.32% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.2% are in the customer service field, 25.8% are in the sales field, 1.13% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 22.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 65.06%, 4.44% of residents have an associate’s degree, 8.40% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.98% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Forrest City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Forrest City have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.