Forest City, NC Demographics

The total population of Forest City is estimated to be 7,357 with 3,266 males (44.39%) and 4,091 females (55.61%). There are 825 more females than males in Forest City.
The median household income in Forest City was $34,128 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 620(1.85%) from $33,508 in 2020. This income is 45.74% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Forest City sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of under 25 years old, at $62,920. Overall, the median household income for the town of Forest City stands at $34,128.
In Forest City, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $24,358 for males and $22,715 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $47,290 for males and $33,585 for females.
In Forest City, there are just two different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $35,130, while Black or African American households have a median household income of $24,559.
In 2022, the population of Forest City was 7,358, a 0.03% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Forest City's population was 7,360, a decline of 0.18% compared to a population of 7,373 in 2020.
The median age in Forest City, NC is 33.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 24.32% were under the age of 15, 22.25% aged 15 to 29, 35.31% aged 30 to 64, 16.30% aged 65 to 84, and 1.81% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Forest City population: 63.07% are White, 27.54% are Black or African American, 1.34% are Asian, 3.40% are some other race and 4.65% are multiracial.