NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Forest City, NC

Forest City, NC is located in Rutherford County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Forest City is about 21,055 with about 322 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 25,311.

The Average Home Value is $106,100.00, which is roughly 33% lower than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 44% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $35,484.00, which is roughly 29% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 38% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Forest City is about 18.3%.

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Rutherford County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 63.31% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 72.3%
Democratic: 26.53%
Libertarian: 0.63%
Other: 0.36%
Green: 0.17%


Nearby Locations

Spindale, NC (3.67 mi.)
Ellenboro, NC (7.74 mi.)
Bostic, NC (9.28 mi.)
Mooresboro, NC (10.17 mi.)
Union Mills, NC (12.13 mi.)
Mill Spring, NC (17.03 mi.)
Shelby, NC (17.90 mi.)
Kingstown, NC (17.90 mi.)
Columbus, NC (19.26 mi.)
Lake Lure, NC (19.95 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28043
Latitude : 35.309842
Longitude : -81.870287
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 892 ft.
Area Code(s) : 828

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.43
Male Population Estimate : 47.08%
Female Population Estimate : 52.92%
Median Age : 40.8
Male Median Age : 39.2
Female Median Age : 42.3

White Population Estimate : 80.56%
Black Population Estimate : 16.79%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 6.12%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.79%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.09%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.89%
Other Population Estimate : 3.59%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Forest City specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Rutherford County: About 3 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Rutherford County: About 196 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Rutherford County is about 13% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 32% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.