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Forest City
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Forest City is a town in North Carolina with a population of 7,155. Forest City is in Rutherford County. Living in Forest City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Forest City there are a lot of parks. Residents of Forest City tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Forest City are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$592
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    309.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    14.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    42.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    112.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    2,908.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    5,016.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    295.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  12%

Working in Forest City

Jobs
grade C minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,589
National
$62,843

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