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People

Total Population 4,110
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,086
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,637
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.8%
Median Gross Rent $503
Median House Value $96,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 9.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Forest City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Winnebago
Standard Zip Codes 50436
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.262
Longitude -93.636

Forest City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FOREST CITY 2 NNE
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station NORTHWOOD
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station ALBERT LEA 3 SE
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crystal Lake 185 $43,750
Fertile 336 $55,568
Garner 3,100 $66,949
Joice 190 $56,250
Leland 275 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Forest City Public Libraries

Library
Forest City Public Library
115 EAST L ST
Forest City, Iowa
(641) 585-4542

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Forest City High Schools

FOREST CITY HIGH SCHOOL
206 W SCHOOL ST
641-585-2324
Serves 505 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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