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Forrest City is a city in Saint Francis County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest

The latitude of Forrest City is 35.008N. The longitude is -90.789W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 253 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,351.


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Median household income
Local
$23,111
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forrest City demographic reports
Forrest City is between the L'Anguille and St. Francis rivers
Founded in 1867 as a construction camp for the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 293. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 20.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Charlie Rich, singer
· Al Green, singer, songwriter
Nearby parks & recreation: Village Creek State Park
Scenic roads: Crowley's Ridge Parkway
Historic sites and museums: Saint Francis County Museum
Colleges and universities: East Arkansas Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of Forrest City residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forrest City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forrest City was $11,716, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Forrest City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forrest City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.


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Libraries in Forrest City include Forrest City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Forrest City include Forrest City Times-Herald

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Saint Francis County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forrest City political report.

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The average commute time for Forrest City workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Forrest City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Forrest City include Best Value Inn, Best Western Colony Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Forrest City, Holiday Inn, Super 8.

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