Forest City Information

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General Forest City Information

State: Iowa

County: Winnebago County

Close cities: Ventura, IA, Carpenter, IA, Joice, IA, Thompson, IA, Fertile, IA, Crystal Lake, IA, Leland, IA, Forest City, IA

Forest City Population (census data)
Total 4,126 (-4.7% since 2000)
Male 2,010 (48.7%)
Female 2,116 (51.3%)

Population Density: 993 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 73.6 (US Avg is 100)

Forest City Elevation: 1,250 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1878

Land Area: 4.16 square miles

Median Household Income: $45,447

Zip Codes: 50436.

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Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (94.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • Black (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (39.4%)
  • Norwegian (31.9%)
  • Irish (8.2%)
  • English (7.7%)
  • Swedish (4.4%)
  • Danish (3.8%)
Foriegn Born: 186 people (4.5%)
  • Latin America (43.9%)
  • Europe (41.5%)
  • Asia (14.6%)

Forest City School Information

High Schools
Forest City High School (206 W School Street, Forest City, IA, 50436 - Forest City Community School District District)
Middle Schools
Forest City Middle School (216 W School Street, Forest City, IA, 50436 - Forest City Community School District District)
Elementary Schools
Forest City Elementary School (1405 W I Street, Forest City, IA, 50436 - Forest City Community School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Forest City Alternative School (810 W K Street, Forest City, IA, 50436 - Forest City Community School District District)

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