Living in Forrest City, AR

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Forrest City SnackAbility

2
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
9.5

Forrest City, AR Crime Report

1,014
Total Crimes
7,169.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
179.13%
Above National Average

Forrest City, AR Cost Of Living

74
Forrest City's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average

Forrest City, Arkansas Info Snack

Forrest City is a city in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States, and the county seat. It was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who used the location as a campsite for a construction crew completing a railroad between Memphis and Little Rock, shortly after the Civil War. The population was 15,371 at the 2010 census, an increase from 14,774 in 2000. The city refers to itself as the "Jewel of the Delta".
Population
14,475
Unemployment
6.7%
Poverty
31.4%
Median Home
$63,200
Median Income
$32,038
Median Rent
$607

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Population over time in Forrest City

Year Population % Change
2017 14,475 -1.5%
2016 14,691 -1.2%
2015 14,871 -0.9%
2014 14,999 -0.8%
2013 15,122 -0.7%
2012 15,228 -0.1%
2011 15,245 0.2%
2010 15,221 0.3%
2009 15,174 -
Crime/100k Forrest City AR USA
Violent Crime 933.3 543.6 368.9
Murder 21.2 7.2 5.0
Robbery 127.3 52.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 756.5 410.7 246.8
Property Crime 6235.9 2913.0 2199.5
Burglary 1088.8 636.8 376.0
Larceny 3902.7 2040.2 1594.6
Car Theft 1244.3 236.0 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Forrest City

White
22.8% (3,304)
African American
71.9% (10,411)
American Indian
0.5% (72)
Asian
0.8% (118)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (36)
Two Or More
0.8% (121)
Hispanic
2.9% (413)
Race Forrest City AR USA
White 22.8% 72.7% 61.1%
African American 71.9% 15.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.8% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.9% 7.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Forrest City, Arkansas

Less than $10,000
15.5% (224,390)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.2% (147,813)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (198,033)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (197,321)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.4% (179,512)
$50,000 to $74,999
23.2% (335,517)
$75,000 to $99,999
4.0% (58,412)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.4% (63,399)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (17,452)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (25,644)
Income Forrest City AR USA
Less than $10,000 15.5% 8.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.2% 6.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 12.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 11.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.4% 15.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 23.2% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 4.0% 10.8% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.4% 10.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 3.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 3.3% 7.0%

Gender in Forrest City

Female
41.1% (5,954)
Male
58.9% (8,520)
Gender Forrest City AR USA
Female 41.1% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 58.9% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Forrest City for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (868)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (1,881)
High School / GED
36.0% (5,211)
Some College
28.0% (4,053)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,013)
Bachelor's Degree
6.0% (868)
Master's Degree
3.0% (434)
Professional Degree
1.0% (144)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Forrest City AR USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 6.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Forrest City

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I must say I live in Forrest city and where ever did you get the info that this town spends most the money on education for the kids- That's a total lie, this town is in need of major makeovers from buildings to law and government

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