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Forest City, Missouri
City Hall on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of Forest City, Missouri
|• Total||0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||876 ft (267 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||251.28/sq mi (97.06/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0718074|
Forest City is a city in Holt County, Missouri, United States. The population was 243 at the 2020 census.
Forest City was platted in 1857. The city was named from the dense forest near the original the town site. A post office called Forest City has been in operation since 1857.
City Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Forest City is located at 39°58′59″N 95°11′27″W / 39.98306°N 95.19083°W (39.983135, -95.190735).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 268 people, 117 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 270.7 inhabitants per square mile (104.5/km2). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 148.5 per square mile (57.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.1% Native American, 2.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
There were 117 households, of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.
The median age in the city was 43.8 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.