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Forest City is a town in Rutherford County.
The community was named for Forest Davis, lumber dealer
The latitude of Forest City is 35.333N. The longitude is -81.865W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,373.
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12% of Forest City residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest City was $15,248, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Forest City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forest City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Newspapers in Forest City include Forest City Daily Courier
Rutherford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest City political report.
The average commute time for Forest City workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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