Forest City, IA

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2022 Population
4,254
0.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.7
1.93% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.85%
11.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,060
8.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$125,200
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,237
0.401% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Forest City, IA had a population of 4.25k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $58,060. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Forest City, IA declined from 4,284 to 4,254, a −0.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,559 to $58,060, a 8.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest City, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.45%), White (Hispanic) (2.68%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%).

None of the households in Forest City, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.5% of the residents in Forest City, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Forest City, IA are Waldorf University (919 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Forest City, IA was $125,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%.

Most people in Forest City, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest City, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Forest City, IA is home to a population of 4.25k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.32% of Forest City, IA residents were born outside of the country (269 people).

In 2022, there were 11.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.62k people) in Forest City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 317 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 114 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Forest City, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Forest City, IA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest City, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.62k ± 211
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    317 ± 59
  3. White (Hispanic)
    114 ± 83
4.51%
Hispanic Population
192 people

In 2022, there were 11.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.62k people) in Forest City, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 317 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 114 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.51% of the people in Forest City, IA are hispanic (192 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
269 people
6.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
268 people

As of 2022, 6.32% of Forest City, IA residents (269 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest City, IA was 6.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    68 ± 47
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    39 ± 37
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    28 ± 34

Forest City, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Forest City, IA employs 2.24k people. The largest industries in Forest City, IA are Manufacturing (524 people), Retail Trade (379 people), and Educational Services (307 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,563), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,458), and Educational Services ($49,408).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.24k
2022 Value
± 287
−0.401%
1 Year decline
± 17.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest City, IA declined at a rate of −0.401%, from 2.25k employees to 2.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest City, IA, are Production Occupations (347 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (257 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (238 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest City, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.24k
2022 Value
± 287
−0.401%
1 Year decline
± 17.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest City, IA declined at a rate of −0.401%, from 2.25k employees to 2.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest City, IA, are Manufacturing (524 people), Retail Trade (379 people), and Educational Services (307 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest City, IA, though some of these residents may live in Forest City, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,271
Median earning men ± $3,981
$39,236
Median earning women ± $7,778

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,172), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,563), and Construction ($47,426).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,036), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,000), and Manufacturing ($39,539).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Forest City, IA awarded 919 degrees. The student population of Forest City, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,703 male students and 1,060 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Forest City, IA are Unknown (427 and 47.3%), followed by White (339 and 37.6%), Black or African American (70 and 7.76%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Forest City, IA by number of degrees awarded are Waldorf University (919 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Forest City, IA are Organizational Leadership (174 and 18.9%), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (141 and 15.3%), and General Business (103 and 11.2%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Forest City, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,763 (61.6% men and 38.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,763 students enrolled in Forest City, IA, 61.6% men and 38.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,306 records, of which 35.7% were women and 64.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Forest City, IA was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 108 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
919 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Waldorf University with 919 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 567 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Forest City, IA, which is 1.61 times more than the 352 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Unknown students. These 427 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more degrees awarded to Unknown students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 339 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,108) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,418) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,386) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest City, IA was $125,200 in 2022, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $108,500 to $125,200, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest City, IA is 71.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Forest City, IA have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest City, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$125,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,802
$1,136
Median Property Taxes
±$206

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.9% of the housing units in Forest City, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 6803
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$58,060
Median Household Income
± $6,820
1.58k
Number of Households
± 230

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.58k households in Forest City, IA grew to $58,060 from the previous year's value of $53,559.

The following chart displays the households in Forest City, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest City, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Walked (5.36%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Forest City, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who walked to work (5.36%).

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest City, IA have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Forest City, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

7.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest City, IA (290 out of 3.69k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest City, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Forest City, IA has health coverage, with 57.9% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 8.65% on non-group plans, and 0.582% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Winnebago County, IA see 2071 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (2104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1468 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 10277 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,071 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Winnebago County, IA

Primary care physicians in Winnebago County, IA see an average of 2,071 patients per year. This represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (2,104 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Winnebago County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 26.4% between 18 and 34 years, 30.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.71%
Uninsured
57.9%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
8.65%
Non-Group
0.582%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest City, IA grew by 24.8% from 2.97% to 3.71%.

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