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Forest City is a city in Winnebago County. (The community straddles Winnebago and Hancock counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Forest City is 43.262N. The longitude is -93.636W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,257 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,246.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,031
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forest City demographic reports
Forest City is on Lime Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Big Brush
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Puckerbrush Days - July 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Forest City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pilot Knob State Park
Historic sites and museums: Mansion Museum, Holton Farm Museum
Colleges and universities: Waldorf College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Forest City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winnebago County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50436 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Forest City residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest City was $18,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Forest City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Forest City festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Forest City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.


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

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Newspapers in Forest City include Forest City Summit

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Politics

Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Forest City workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Forest City include Super 8 Forest City.

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