Forest City, NC
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Forest City is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,282 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Forest City is the 110th largest community in North Carolina.

Forest City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Forest City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest City who work in sales jobs (15.45%), healthcare suport services (7.86%), and office and administrative support (7.46%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Forest City rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.65% of adults 25 and older in Forest City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Forest City in 2010 was $14,644, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,576 for a family of four. Forest City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.40% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Forest City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Forest City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Forest City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.90% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest City include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Forest City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.