Forest City Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Forest City, NC

General Forest City Information

State: North Carolina

County: Rutherford County

Close cities: Spindale, NC, Bostic, NC, Harris, NC, Caroleen, NC, Mooresboro, NC, Henrietta, NC, Ellenboro, NC, Ruth, NC, Rutherfordton, NC, Cliffside, NC

Forest City Population (census data)
Total 7,148 (-4.3% since 2000)
Male 3,249 (45.5%)
Female 3,899 (54.5%)

Population Density: 870 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 80.8 (US Avg is 100)

Forest City Elevation: 999 feet above sea level

Land Area: 8.22 square miles

Median Household Income: $26,615

Zip Codes: 28043.

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Forest City Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • 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%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (12.7%)
  • German (9.7%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.4%)
  • Subsaharan African (1.5%)
Foriegn Born: 206 people (2.9%)
  • Latin America (100.0%)

Forest City School Information

High Schools
Chase High (1603 Chase High Road, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
East Rutherford High (Cavalier Drive, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
Middle Schools
Chase Middle (840 Chase High Road, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Forest City Elementary (140 Old Carolean Road, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
Forrest W Hunt Elementary (100 Forrest Hunt Drive, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
Harris Elementary (3330 U.S. 221 South Highway, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
Mt. Vernon-Ruth Elementary (2785 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Paul L Dunbar School (286 Learning Parkway, Forest City, NC, 28043 - Rutherford County Schools District)

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