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Living In Forest City, IA

Forest City is a small town in Iowa with slightly more than 4,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young professionals feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 39, is younger than most cities in Iowa. Only 32% of residents rent in Forest City, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $590/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Iowa. Over the course of a year, renters in Forest City will save around $2,600 compared to the state average.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Forest City, the most common four of which are manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and education. Combined, these industries make up 32% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, as 12% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Forest City workers earn an average annual income of around $58K, around $10,000 less than the Iowa average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Forest City has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Averaging about 17 minutes, Forest City's commute time is faster than the Iowa average of about 20 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 42% of residents, while public transportation is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

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