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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest City was $18,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Forest City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Forest City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.
Libraries in Forest City include Forest City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Forest City include Forest City Summit
Winnebago 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 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Forest City include Super 8 Forest City.
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