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Forest City, North Carolina
Forest City is located at 35°19'52" North, 81°52'12" West (35.331128, -81.870107).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,549 people, 3,245 households, and 2,028 families residing in the town. The population density is 354.6/km² (918.6/mi²). There are 3,638 housing units at an average density of 170.9/km² (442.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 67.37% White, 28.83% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 3.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,245 households out of which 27.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% are married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 33.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the town the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $24,243, and the median income for a family is $30,000. Males have a median income of $26,952 versus $19,601 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,248. 19.2% of the population and 15.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.5% of those under the age of 18 and 15.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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